Monthly Archives: January 2016

My Weekly Spock: Leonard Nimoy on the Carol Burnett Show in 1970.

Hi Everybody!   For Christmas last month,  I was delighted to receive the DVD set of The Carol Burnett Show, The Lost Episodes.  I was excited to know I’d be seeing the episodes from 1967-72 that never made it to syndication!  I was especially hoping to see the skit that went along with this famous still from Episode 12, Dec 4,1967 of Carol looking shocked as Leonard Nimoy (as Mr. Spock) appears in ‘Mrs. Invisible Man5oibo1.jpg.397c9a30c48867fae58c83484e55c8ab

 

 

 

 

 

Turns out, although the DVD set has many episodes, it is not a compilation of the 1st 5 seasons.  Instead are episodes hand-picked by Carol, packaged by TimeLife.com and issued piecemeal.   I only received the first 6- disc collection, and this episode alas, was not there. (Nor is it within the second ‘lost episode’ set).

However, there is a silver lining in this set! Leonard Nimoy does appear!  On the final disc, (Episode 316 from January 19, 1970) Nimoy appears as Paris from Mission: Impossible with Peter Graves, Greg Morris, and Peter Lupus in a surprise appearance at the end of a satirical Mission: Impossible skit!  I’ve included screencaps here for your viewing pleasure!  Carol gushes about M:I and gives a kiss to Peter Graves, and Leonard plants a sweet kiss on Carol too as he is clearly delighted to be there!  They all crack up as guest star Flip Wilson (as Geraldine Jones), cozies up to Greg Morris! Nimoy would later appear on Flip Wilson’s variety show.

Here’s hoping Carol will release the Spock episode too (but not holding my breath for it!)

Lyle Waggoner, Flip Wilson, Carol Burnet, and Harvey Korman skewer Mission: Impossible on one of the 'lost' episodes of The Carol Burnett Show.

Lyle Waggoner, Flip Wilson, Carol Burnet, and Harvey Korman skewer Mission: Impossible on one of the ‘lost’ episodes of The Carol Burnett Show.

 

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FArF: Trek meets Yellow Submarine

Being a devotee of both The Beatles and Trek, I was delighted to come across this!  What a magnificent crossover of TOS and Yellow Submarine! I appreciate that the artist included Chapel and Rand.  If you look closely, you can see and alternate submarine Enterprise in red with Evil Kirk and Spock there!  Other clever mashups here: Harry Mudd as a combination Young Fred/Snapping Turtle Turk,  a Klingon vessel as The Dreadful Flying Glove, and the Mugato as a Blue Meanie.   I don’t know who made this but it’s brilliant!

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Throwback Thursday – Hair You Go!

Hey Kids,

Sorry I haven’t posted recently, I’m a bit under the weather, but should be better soon.  Recently I came across a dealer (bulltznbracelets) on eBay who sells 8×10″s from the golden aged of TV and Movies.  They have a lot of Star Trek promotional and production stills too! These are all wig test shots from Journey to Babel.  Great to see the work and detail that went into these looks that you’d only see for a moment in the actual episode, it’s a veritable cat’s eye and wiglet fest!   If you peek in the background of these images, you can see these styles in actionhair test

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Happy New Year!

As 2016 dawns, I wish you all the blessings of peace and love.  (And some more fun too this year on trekkerscrapbook)!  Happy 2016 Everyone!

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FArFri: Mr. Spock by Silja Siirilä

I’m always happy when a reader sends me their fan art, and this week I got a beauty from artist Silja Siirilä of Finland!   Thanks so much Silja!  This a gorgeous painting of Spock, and I hope we’ll be seeing more from you in the future!  I bet Leonard would have loved this! I can’t imagine a better way to start the new year!  Thanks so much for sharing and keep up the good work!

Spock by Silja Siirilä