Just came across another rare interview with Leonard! This time he’s promoting his second season of Mission: Impossible! (@1970) Although he seems delighted at the how his second season will explore the backgrounds of the MI characters, including Paris, we all know this was his last season with it.
He also discusses his pet shop, Pottery, Assault on The Wayne, and mentions his trip to Europe with Sandy.
Leonard did a Variety Club Telethon in 1970 in Vancouver Canada, and another 1973. His hair is so short in the earlier one I believe because he was filmingAssault on the Wayneat the time. Always compassionate for his fellow man, Leonard did a lot of charity work. Just another reason to love him!
February 1970. Leonard Nimoy at the Variety Club Telethon . Ray Allan / Vancouver Sun [Merlin Archive]
February 14 1970. Leonard Nimoy in Vancouver for the Variety Cub telethon. Bill Cunningham / The Province [ Merlin Archive]
Undated photo of Leonard Nimoy at the Variety Club Telethon . ( circa 1969 -1975) Ross Kenward / The Province [Merlin Archive]
February 11 1973. Leonard Nimoy with Danny at the Variety Club Telethon. Also pictured is Bob McGrath from Sesame Street Negative # 73- 452. Glenn Baglo / Vancouver Sun
February 11 1973. Leonard Nimoy with Danny at the variety Club Telethon. Negative # 73- 452. Glenn Baglo / Vancouver Sun [PNG Merlin Archive]
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 Man‘.
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.
Here’s a great tidbit: A brief article in The Australian Women’s Weekly from August of 1970 — Star Trek begins global syndication and a star is born! The writer was impressed with Mr. Spock most!
The small print reads:
The National Nine Network’s new science-fiction series takes viewers into deep space.
“Star Trek” tells the story of the starcruiser Enterprise and her crew. Cruising in deep space, they monitor life in outer space, enforce space laws. It is an incredible ship and an incredible crew. My favorite is Science Officer Mr. Spock, right, (Leonard Nimoy). Mr. Spock is a new breed, half earthman, half planet man — one parent from earth one from the planet Vulcan. Note his pointed ears — NAN MUSGROVE
Introducing MR. SPOCK
“Star Trek may be seen in Sydney on TC429 Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. in other capital cities later.
(Lower caption) ENTERPRISE chief officers with two ‘other ranks’. From Left; Mr. Spock, O/R John Hainsworth, Yeoman Janice Rand (Grace Lee Whitney) Captain James Kirk (William Shatner) O/R Wayne Thomas, Medical Officer Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) Yeoman Rand shows that mini skirts and bouffant hairdos have survived thousands of years into the space age.”