I came across this interesting little tidbit from Mr. Nimoy’s youth… This was Leonard’s responses to a questionnaire by a fan publication from the 1950’s called “Hi-Lites”, which covered ‘up and coming’ actors and actresses’. This one was from 1953-54. He was happy to respond to Mrs. Hreha’s questions with this gracious note and even supplied a photo!
Early in his career, he’s excited about the avenues opening up to him (Dragnet!) and possibly more so about his interests (“WOMEN!) (This was not long before his marriage to Sandi)
Now don’t get excited — Alas, this is not an interview with Leonard Nimoy, but if I were ever lucky enough to interview him, this is what I’d ask. Some are philosophical, some are totally fan girl…Who knows, maybe he’ll read this and send me a reply! 😉 Get out your pencil, Sir!
- How are you? Hope you’re doing well!
- I know you’ve re mostly retired from acting, but are you still interested in doing voice work or books on disc?
- You’ve always been politically active and civic minded. If you could run for office, what would be your proposals?
- Who’s your favorite author and what’s the latest book you’ve read?
- We know you have a Twitter account, but are you much into the latest technology or could you take it or leave it?
- You’ve met and known many people in your life, from JFK to Jimi Hendrix. Can you recall any favorite encounters (famous or fan) that really blew you away?
- When you look at how the world has changed in your lifetime, what is the one invention that you never expected in your lifetime, and how did it affect you?
- What advice can you give an amateur photographer like me?
- You did many stage productions in the 70’s, what was your favorite?
- Do you have a bucket list?
- You wrote, produced, and and performed the marvelous Vincent; –Do you think that creativity and sanity are linked? That is, is there really is a fine line between sanity and genius and/or that creativity that nurtures and protects our sanity?
- Do you still play guitar?
- We’ve always heard about how teenagers created the youth culture the 1950’s with their rebellious music and style, but you were a teenager in the 1940’s — what was life like for your age group then? Were you all just mini-adults expected to act like your elders, or were you rebellious too?
- Any chance that Baffled can be rebooted? I think it would have made an excellent mystery/suspense series. (And I think Jon Hamm would make an excellent Tom Kovack)
- What was your favorite guest appearance in a TV series?
- What’s your philosophy for a life well lived?
- Just a few Star Trek questions that I hope are unique. I don’t know if you’ve seen a lot a fan art, but a lot of it is just saturated with “Spirk” a.k.a.”slash” art which features Kirk and Spock in, well, let’s just say compromising situations. Personally, I don’t care for it, but what is your take on this trend?
- Speaking of romance, I’ve heard that Gene Roddenberry wanted Spock to end up with Nurse Chapel. But which of these women do you think Spock would marry –Nurse Chapel, Uhura, Leila, The Romulan Commander, Droxine, or Zarabeth? (T’Pring doesn’t count because she got Stonn)
- At what moment did you realize that Spock was a cultural icon, and does a day ever go by when you don’t have to think about Spock, Trek, and the whole franchise? (I truly hope so)
- Do you still have that marvelous blue denim patchwork suit you wore on The Mike Douglas Show back in 1972? It was so cool!
- How would you like to be remembered?
- May I be one of your many honoraries? (I’m @ same age as your two) 🙂