Well, since my original might be a tad overwhelming, I made made copies of my massive homage and divided it up into eight bite-size pieces so you can see everything a bit better! This way you won’t have to got to the DeviantArt link as much either! Enjoy, and check the list below for images you might have missed! 🙂
Bonus Pop Culture and Silly Details: Spock and Nimoy inspired a LOT of pop culture. See if you can find all of these:
Funko Spock Figure in original uniform
Funko Spock holding Isis the Cat
Funko Dorbz Spock
Four Al Hirshfeld drawings featuring Leonard as Spock and himself. (Colorized by me!)
A “Trekkie on Board” sign
Animated Leonard with Spock Ears on Animaniacs
Leonard, in a Spock uniform fighting Bender on Futurama
Real life Leonard holding animated Leonard’s ‘head’ from Futurama
Leonard on The Simpsons
Working Daze cartoon featuring a tribute to Leonard shortly after he died.
The Nimoy Boar from Battle Cats
Mego Spock Doll
Mego Mirror Mirror Spock Doll
Mattel Spock Doll
Yellow Spock Stamp
A Spock Nutcracker
Calvin and Hobbes dressed as Kirk and Spock
Family Guy Spock
Squidward as Spock (aka Spockward, by Therese Bohn, 2012)
Mad Magazine, The Mad Star Trek Musical
A Dachshund figure dressed like Spock with “Live Really Long and Prosper” on its uniform shirt
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.
Well it’s been a very blue winter (in so many ways) and to shake my winter blues I think of Spring, and when I think of Spring, I think of April, and when I think of April I think of April in Paris…or rather April with Paris!
So here’s a ‘spring’ preview with our favorite spy… 🙂 Ah, Paris! ❤
This week I’m featuring a rare head shot of Leonard that I bought from Historic Images. I’ve seen a similar version from this session where he has a full smile, but in this one the smile is a little less broad. These head shots were often used for reference in AP articles. Historic Images also send a newspaper clipping of this practice in action; in this case, a celebrity horoscope from 1972. ( btw, the image of Nimoy was taken in 1969!)
I show first the original, which was quite grubby as it was probably stored in the bottom of a filing case for reference. It had a lot of yellowing and a bit filmy. (looks like someone scratched his name into the film!) I’m including both here so you can see the restoration I applied. Enjoy!
Original glossy: The full caption probably reads: (ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS OF OCT, 4. STORY…(NY5-Sept.30) –CHANGE IN STARS IN ‘MISSION IMPOSSIBLE’ Leonard Nimoy steps into role this television season of Martin Landau’s character in ‘Mission: Impossible”. (AP Wirephoto) …1969
Here’s the little clipping attached to the back of the glossy; if features a celebrity horoscope suggesting that Aries Leonard will become enamored of physic phenomena this week! (hmm.. precursor to “In Search Of?”)
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.