A fair quality video with lots of good stuff here – Gorgeous Leonard Nimoy appears @ 8:00 (and a bit later) — poor Sandra looks terrified through most of this. Poor woman, I think she never got used to the publicity. (a fan gives Leonard a gift) Great to see our old friends here — Dig Majel Barret’s ‘spiderweb neckline! And Sweet De Kelley!
Here’s a great tidbit: A brief article in The Australian Women’s Weekly from August of 1970 — Star Trek begins global syndication and a star is born! The writer was impressed with Mr. Spock most!
The small print reads:
The National Nine Network’s new science-fiction series takes viewers into deep space.
“Star Trek” tells the story of the starcruiser Enterprise and her crew. Cruising in deep space, they monitor life in outer space, enforce space laws. It is an incredible ship and an incredible crew. My favorite is Science Officer Mr. Spock, right, (Leonard Nimoy). Mr. Spock is a new breed, half earthman, half planet man — one parent from earth one from the planet Vulcan. Note his pointed ears — NAN MUSGROVE
Introducing MR. SPOCK
“Star Trek may be seen in Sydney on TC429 Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. in other capital cities later.
(Lower caption) ENTERPRISE chief officers with two ‘other ranks’. From Left; Mr. Spock, O/R John Hainsworth, Yeoman Janice Rand (Grace Lee Whitney) Captain James Kirk (William Shatner) O/R Wayne Thomas, Medical Officer Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) Yeoman Rand shows that mini skirts and bouffant hairdos have survived thousands of years into the space age.”
This week marks the 35th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. (and let the franchise begin!)Here’s a rare shot of Leonard and Bill at the premiere that was held in (interestingly enough) Washington D.C.! The tuxes really reflect their personalities; Disco Bill is in his ruffles while Suave Leonard in in his traditional, fine tailored threads. Marcy and Sandy look sweet too!
True, the movie may have not been the best, but I’m glad they had a fun night!
I came across these lovely pictures of Leonard and Susan (Bay) Nimoy at the premiere of Star Trek: Into Darkness last May. Married over 2 decades and obviously still crazy about each other; you can see the love. Sweet.
Here’s today’s flashback: The day had finally come! After 10 years fans fervent hopes of a comeback, of waiting for the day when Star Trek would return, it was finally here! I remember waiting outside the Cameo Theater in Binghamton on that cold winter night for the first showing with my school pal John and we couldn’t wait to see how this ‘Human Adventure’ would unfold. (The Press photo below is of the line for the second showing that night) I recall being happy to see the ol’ crew again, and delighted that Spock was back. I liked the beginning, I liked the end, but couldn’t recall much from the middle. And I couldn’t help but wonder why parts of it seemed so slow and sometimes the dialogue was barely above a whisper! I admit, I said it was great to fellow patrons on the way out, but in my heart I knew it was more a matter of ‘be careful what you wish for’. Was this dull, beige-y/grey saga the future of my beloved show? It was Trek, but just not quite Trek enough; where was the humor and the spirit of the original? I admit, I almost gave up on Trek after this version, but the sequel in ’82 made me much happier!