It’s time for Uhura to sue the quartermaster…
In case you’re wondering, this is an actual still from Star Trek! (From Balance of Terror) I only adjusted Kirk’s side of the picture to have him looking to his right! I bet Nichelle hated that uniform!
We all know that Jim Kirk ripped his shirt a zillion times over three seasons of Star Trek, but Spock was usually neat and refined–until now. These three trading cards are from 1967, from the Leaf company reveal Spock in a most un-regal, sloppy way, his collar torn open in all three. 🙂 The Star Trek Leaf cards were originally printed in 1967 and reprinted in 1981, so if anyone tries to sell you a set, be sure you check the copy write on it (the newer ones are clearly labeled with 1981) The Leaf cards start out with many standard descriptions of the scenes on the front. Obviously many of these stills were taken during rehearsals on the Trek set, many making for the strangest captions and descriptions you’d ever find related the original series, (I’ll showcase some of the really bizarre ones next week). But for now, these rare shots reveal the secret of the original Trek uniforms; many of them opened at the neck and off the shoulder seam, and I’m guessing it was a relief to open the tight necks during rehearsals, as Nimoy apparently often did. All this time I just thought they were pull-overs. Now if only Spock was allowed as many ripped shirt scenes as Kirk!
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