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Not Gonna Buy Bill’s Book…But…

William Shatner’s latest book, Leonard: My 50 Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man, will be released on February 16th, just a week and a half shy of the one year anniversary of Nimoy’s death.  Surely this is an excellent marketing move by Shatner’s publisher, as Nimoy’s fans will be thinking of him as the anniversary approaches.

Yet I am reluctant to buy this book.  I’ve read a few excerpts on Amazon.com, and there is some good, thoughtful writing in it as Bill , with help from David Fisher, recalls his half century of friendship with his co-star.  I have no doubt that Bill loved his friend, and that Leonard loved him.  We can see how they related through their similar religious and cultural backgrounds, and they were there for each other through good and bad.

Sadly, the takeaway from early reviews is the revelation that Leonard Nimoy “froze him out” from their friendship in the last few months of his life; only relating to Shatner on business matters concerning Star Trek.  If this is true, it’s a tragic development. Unfortunately, Nimoy is not here to tell his side of the story, and we, as well as Shatner, are left to wonder Why?  It’s a biting frustration that Shatner will have to live with, and it is a blow to all of our us who imagined that these two men were as devoted to each other as their iconic characters were.  I hope Shatner will find solace in memories of the good times of their friendship.

But this revelation, and the fact that this book comes out so relatively soon after Nimoy’s passing, makes one wonder about Shatner’s motives here. Is it a true tribute to his friend or a quick money grab to bring Bill and his storied ego back into the spotlight?  I truly hope it’s the former.

I won’t be buying the book, but I’ll be content to wait for it to come to the local library.  And I give Shatner credit for baring his soul and his heartbreak over the loss of his friend, as well as for still having so many irons in the fire at age 84. (He’s even reconsidering playing Kirk again!) I wish him good health and happiness.  If all the proceeds from this book went to charity, I’d snap it up,   but for now,  I think I’ve sent enough cash his way.   Good Luck, Bill.

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Wideo Wednesday – Spock & McCoy Banter and Friendship Part I

The group geso101’s channel on YouTube put together this wonderful compilation of Spock/McCoy moments! Not only does it show what was really a ‘bromance’ between these two opposites, it also reminds one of the excellent writing in the series!  Love these two.  Looking forward to ‘Part II’, and I’ll post it here when it arrives.

By the way, I’m working on a Trek compilation of my own!  Hope to have it up next week, stay tuned.  🙂

FArFri: One Million Lines by HapticMimesis

Here’s an incredible piece by  HapticMimesis  on DeviantArt.  It really expresses well the emotional connections between Dr. McCoy, Spock, Earth, and Sky.   Beautiful.

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My Weekly Spock 3/25/13 -Birthdays Salute-Leonard & Bill, Good Friends

Since Last Friday was William Shatner’s Birthday, and tomorrow is Leonard Nimoy’s Birthday, it’s a good time to reflect on the nearly 50-year old friendship between these two actors.  Hard to believe they weren’t always this chummy, but nice to know that the real life counterparts of Kirk and Spock are just as close as their fictional characters.  When a dying Spock said to Kirk in ST:II “I have been and always will be your friend” it was from the heart. Their off screen friendship made their on-screen chemistry all the more believable; a joy we’ve had for nearly a 1/2 century.   Happy Birthday, Guys!

Iconic

Iconic

Reading Mad Magazine

Reading Mad Magazine Trek Satire

1978

Trek Press Conference 1978

T.J. Hooker

T.J. Hooker

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In Star Trek II

Spock's Death -Wah!

Spock Dying – -Wa-a-ah!

Beautiful Life Magazine Portrait with De Kelley

Beautiful Life Magazine Portrait with De Kelley

T3

Trek III

Trek IV

Trek IV

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Oscars 1987

1990s

1990’s Con Appearance

Horsing around

Horsing around

'Mind Meld' 2002

‘Mind Meld’

Old Pals

Old Pals

2002

2002

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Awww!

A Belated Valentine for You!

Behold the Ultimate Star Trek Valentine!

One thing I’ve noticed about TOS in all these years was that it was just jam-packed with romance.  Not just Kirk and his sweetie of the week, but the love between many different characters, romantic, platonic,bromance, maternal, and  sentimental.  I’ve tried to capture all these loves, and just some plain silly notions too, (Carol Burnett???)  and of course, the real-life friendship of Bill, Leonard, and De. I wish you all the nerd love in the world! Be sure to zoom in so you can see everyone.   Thanks for enjoying my site, Therese