Hi Everyone! I know I promised this last week, but life happens (I had a nasty fall last week, but I’m fine now) and I finally finished this today. (Working on a belated Nimoy 90th tribute too)
Happy Belated 90th Birthday to Bill Shatner – what a life! I think I’ve captured a moment from all nine decades you’ve been around. If you look closely, you’ll see pictures with a few couplings of Bill with actors he worked with more than once, dappled with some memorable Kirk moments as well as LOTS of humor. I especially like all the “Bills” having a group ‘hug’ at the bottom. Even Spock is having a laugh! So be sure to zoom in to see all the details!
I hope we can all be as sharp and active as The Shat Man is when we hit 90! Best wishes Always, Therese.
Here’s this week’s Fan Art: A brilliant mash up of The Enemy Within and Nightmare at 20,000 Feet! Since Shatner had his toe in both series, this just totally rocks! I love the comic-strip workings of artist John Trumball — you can see more of his work here.
As a kid I used to marvel at how Mr. Spock could raise just one eyebrow- and I practiced until I could (sort of ) raise my right one –mostly by pushing my left one down. But Nimoy does this with ease, and incorporated it into a surprise reaction from not only Spock, but several other characters as well, making it one of his trademarks. It’s a wonder that right eyebrow didn’t climb straight off his forehead!
An subtle brow rise from The Twilight Zone
An early brow rise from The City on the Edge of Forever
Extra high Spock brow Part I from The Squire of Gothos
Extra high Spock brow Part II
Paris pulls a Spock eyebrow behind shades on Mission Impossible
Still can’t hide it behind shades from Night Gallery (She’ll be company for you)
Happy Veteran’s Day (Observed). If you haven’t already, be sure to thank the Veterans in your life today, and always keep them in your thoughts and prayers–especially the physically and emotionally wounded.
It also seems a good day to recall all those roles that cast Mr. Nimoy in military service; in his acting career he ‘served’ in almost every branch!
Ah, there’s something about a man in uniform.
First, as a troubled Marine in the U.S. Navy film, Combat Psychiatry:
Here’s the actual clip — so sad.
And now a slideshow of as many as his other military roles that I could find: (note, if you want to see the picture bigger, just pause the slideshow, right click, and key in “View Image”)
From a tiny Army role in a Steve Canyon serial, to another tiny part as an Air Force Sergeant in Them! (1954), to a bigger role in The Balcony (hubba,hubba!)
to another small Army role in The Twilight Zone, In the Army again on Combat!, to a Navy Captain in Assault On the Wayne (1971). Of course, in his most famous uniform (regular and dress) which he wore so well… And Finally –Every man must do his duty, even if it is with a mop — In his actual Army uniform during the 1950’s — A sincere Thank You for your service, Sir