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I Dream of Blooper Reels and Conventions…

Occasionally I have Trek dreams, but  haven’t had one  in a long while,  so the one I awoke from on June 23rd was remarkable!

Apparently it was 1989 and I was at a Star Trek convention in Germany, just as the Berlin Wall was being torn down.  Thousands of people were at the Brandenburg Gate, cheering to be reunited with their relatives, and also, apparently a bunch of Star Trek fans.  On a podium were Shatner, Kelley, Doohan, and Nimoy smiling and waving.

Then suddenly there was a scene from a never-before-seen blooper reel.  There was Nimoy as Spock in a close-up tossing a red apple back and forth to someone off camera.  We see it being tossed at him, and it bonks him in the nose! There is no audio, but we can see him mouthing “OW!  That Hurt, Dammit!” then laughing it off!

Then I was back with the crowd,   Bill, De, and James all looked like themselves but Leonard looked a bit odd.  He was wearing the famous blue patchwork jacket and jeans, but his hair was down to his neck in an odd pageboy cut, kind of making his look like Robert Wagner as Prince Valiant!

Then there was another video, this one of Nimoy walking in a garden setting.  This time he looked as he did on In Search Of…   But it wasn’t so much  where he was, but what he said.  He was talking about making a good life, and he suddenly pointed to a flat stone on the path and said “Someday I will be buried here, but I’ll be alright.” ,then talked about how special every day is, and how not to waste it.  He said he was happy with his life.

Then next I only saw the thousands of people moving forward past the broken Berlin Wall, cheering along with their Trek heroes.

That was it, but it was quite amazing!   It inspired me to make this collage:

 

Wideo Wednesday – Stuff of Dreams, Happy Halloween!

Not Star Trek, but  Gilligan’s Island — A wonderful compilation of the dream sequences and to me, the best feature of GI!  Always great to see the GI actors out of character an in costume! (And it does begin and end with a vampire!)

Another Trek Dream

January 10, 2012

I awoke this morning from a funny Trek dream.  It takes place in the new Trek Movie – but with the original actors as they were in the 60’s.

At one point, Spock has to seduce a crew member to get info regarding an impending invasion.  I marvel at the scene, for we only see the scene from over his lover’s uniformed shoulder; he lets his eyes do all the flirting. (ah, those Nimoy eyes) She has long black hair – This was probably a reference to a book I read many years ago called  Spock, Messiah! (Oh how my Mom hated the sacrilegious title of that book! )

Mr Leslie yells at Spock –Since when can you Pon Farr at will?

Spock replies “It is always there, we can control it, but it makes you feel really weird! (Makes goofy face)

There are more crew on the Enterprise, mostly other characters from 60s TV shows! (You see the Addams Family walking the corridor!

Khan is among the villains the Enterprise has to face – we see him lying in sickbay in his gold net overalls.

At some point there is a big battle and of course the Enterprise wins.  I try to rewind it on my DVR to show it to my sister, but of course it doesn’t work.

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I suspect this silly dream came about because I read about the upcoming Trek 2 movie and disappointment that the villain might be Khan.  I say, bring on the new movie, I can’t wait to see it!  Yet after 45 years, why do I still have the occasional Trek dream? Well, they say the things you love are always in your heart, so I’ll just leave it to that. And maybe it’s because he’s 80 now, and like someone I’ve known for so long, I know that sooner or later Nimoy will pass on to eternity, and I’d just like to know if he’s ever read this blog.  Hey Leonard, you there?