Halloween is almost upon us, so since everyone’s in costume, this week I look at Nimoy who, like his idol, Lon Chaney, was as a man of many faces, especially in his early years when he had a lot of ‘heavy’ roles, and in the Seventies when he did a wide range of characters in theater roles. Theater was his first love, and I bet he loved getting back on a real stage! A classmate of mine got to see him as King Arthur in Camelot one summer (1973) I was so jealous! Let’s just call this ‘Nimoy at the costume shop’. What should he be for Halloween?
A Doctor? (The scheming Dr. Barry Mayfield in Columbo)
A Confederate Soldier? (as Kreton from Visit To a Small Planet)
A Navy Captain? (Assault on the Wayne 1971)
There’s always a cowboy
Or an Indian (Nah, he’s been too many of those!) (From Daniel Boone)
Maybe a Magician (from M:I, ‘The Amazing Paris!”)
Maybe a Zombie! (from the Stratosphere!)
Nah — I think King suits him best! (As King Arthur, Camelot, 1973) Heck, I wish my legs looked that good!
Since Halloween will be over by next Friday- Here’s some Halloween Trek! From various artists —
Schematization on DeviantArt creates these very funny Star Trek ‘stamps’ (mini gifs) and slogans-with a great sense of humor, and even entire episodes squeezed into several seconds! Here’s a few, including Catspaw Hilarious! Then a nice crossover of Kirk with the Gremlin by artist Tom Whalen (strongstuff) from Twilight Zone! And then a brilliant ‘Regency Trek by artist lamamama I love how she portrays Amanda & Sarek! The characters there are as follows:
Top row: Sarek woos Amanda with little success
2nd Row: Chekov defends Mother Russia, Scotty hates the French, and Sarek tries again ( I LOVE Amanda’s expression and reply here!)
3rd Row T’Pring as snobby Caroline Bingley, Kirk gets randy, Spock does not want to dance and McCoy looks for alcohol. Meanwhile, Uhura looks ravishing in her gown and turban!
And on the other end of history, a wild, 70’s funkadellic Spock and Uhura from griffinfly (How cool is that?)Happy Early Halloween Everyone!