Actor Robert Picardo, (whom I love) who played the Emergency Holographic Doctor on Star Trek Voyager, presented his second monthly newsletter for the blog Planetary Society. In addition to the regular real-space news of the month, Picardo presents a new scientist-produced Star Trek musical “Boldly Go!”. (Picardo will cameo in it!) I wouldn’t call the music Rogers & Hammerstein worthy, but if looks like fun. Enjoy!
I had another funny dream this morning — I was reading a Daily News tabloid that had a big headline proclaiming “THAT’S NOT SPOCK!” and a photo of Nimoy in a old bathrobe on stage in an angry stance. The article read “Cursin’ Grumpy Grandpa rules the Broadway Stage!” It proceeded to explain that Nimoy’s latest venture was playing a Grouchy, intolerant, Archie Bunker-like character in a new musical! There were photos of him laughing and mingling with the cast, and comments that “He really enjoys this, it’s so out of character for him!” And I could hear someone say that he’d be performing in it BOTH of the theaters named after him on NYC and LA! (In reality there’s only the one in NYC).
As I looked at the ad, I thought “Wait, he’ s in a play? I’d love to see this! Then I thought “But wait…” and I quickly scanned for the date; it was dated 2012. I had missed it.
I wonder what brought this on? I had been reading a Daily News in the cafe at Wegman’s yesterday, and its tabloid style was clearly all over the paper in the dream. I’ve also been thinking of going to NYC lately, and Nimoy occasionally pops up in my dreams. Maybe somewhere in my brain The Lazy Song was playing too, and that would explain the bathrobe!
I always loved when we’d see a glimpse of Spock with his lyre. It would be nice to see him with it in the next movie. (But wait, that would mean a moment of quiet meditation and you can’t have that in a blockbuster action picture!) Anyway, here’s Spock at his best musical self…
Sweetest scene ever!
A scene sadly cut from the original series. From Elaan of Troyus.
Keeping it handy in his quarters
This always made me cringe…
The Platonians were sadists, but it was nice of them to think of Spock’s musical side…