Tag Archives: Leonard Nimoy

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:

 

Leonard Remembers Boston – VIDEO

This is a really wonderful interview with Leonard Nimoy talking about growing up in the West End of Boston.  ❤  I especially like when he describes losing his accent and getting Sea Hunt work from Lloyd Bridges, and when he discusses how he identified with Spock.    From 2014.

 

My Weekly Spock -Leonard on Carol Burnett (VIDEO)

Last year,  the first season of the Carol Burnett Show became available for the first time and we were finally able to answer the question, “What was Mr. Spock doing on Carol Burnett?”  The answer is here, and a pretty goofy one too! Enjoy!

My Weekly Spock – A Great Candid!

I came across this beautiful candid of Leonard taken in 1970!  Lovely!  Thanks to Monica Eugenia Reinoso for finding this!  I’m guessing it was at an award ceremony; probably the Emmys. ❤

Remembering Leonard on His 88th Birthday

A truly wonderful actor and gentleman.  We’ll always love Leonard!

My Weekly Spock: Remembering Leonard

Today, of course is the 4th anniversary of Mr. Nimoy’s passing.  Hard to believe it’s been so long already, but as I grow older, it seems time flies by faster too.

In this regard, although it’s still sad that Leonard passed far too soon for his family and fans worldwide to bear, what remains true forever is not how long his life was, but what he did with it.

One thing I always admired about him was his ambition to be more than just one thing to himself.  He knew he’d always be Spock, but he never stopped being Leonard; a man of ambition, compassion, and endless curiosity.  And that’s something we all can aspire to.   His joy in all his pursuits from photography to writing, to philanthropy and in his ability to be open to all new discoveries in his lifetime was truly never a life wasted.  He had a wonderful life, and never took his time on Earth for granted, especially toward the end.

In this regard, isn’t that what we must all hope for in our own lives?  The expression “Life is short” tends to become truer as we age.   I’m 57 as I write this, (April birthday) and I realize that all I want to accomplish in my life may not come to pass, but that doesn’t mean we stop pursuing our dreams.

In the spirit of Mr. Nimoy’s wonderful, productive life, I wish you all the satisfaction of a life well lived.  May we all live Long and Prosper, and thank you Mr. Nimoy, for being a role model of a life lived with love, passion, and commitment to his abilities and family.  Forever in our hearts ❤

 

 

 

My Weekly Spock: Leonard Meets Himself.

I’ve been seeing a trend lately on social media with Photoshopped pictures of celebrities side-hugging their younger versions of themselves, so naturally I had to make one with Leonard!

I’ll be doing the whole cast within the next few weeks; stay tuned!

As I write this, I just realized that it was 41 years ago on this day when I first met Leonard in Elmira!   Today is also my sister’s birthday; Happy Birthday, Sis! ❤

(And thanks for your patience, I’ve been busy with my subbing job at the local Elementary School!)