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Let's just push the button/We'd be better off dead

Catching up With Star Trek IV's True Hero: The Unkind Punk on the Bus. “It’s nice to be remembered,” says Thatcher. “I could win the Nobel Peace Prize, and my gravestone would still stay, ‘Star Trek IV: Punk on the Bus.'”
posted by nubs on Sep 8, 2016 - 59 comments

The War On Terror meets The Final Frontier

"What does God need with a starship?" What started out as an exploration of televangelism mutated into something else via the notoriously troubled production, and some of the allegory was lost. But now, in the modern world, Star Trek V finally makes sense. This is not the film you were warned about. This is not a film where the Enterprise literally goes looking for God. This is one worth seeing for what it is, what it was meant to be, or at least what it has become. [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jun 20, 2016 - 81 comments

“What is this, the Dark Ages?”

The human-scale pleasures of Star Trek IV. Nimoy later explained the core concept: “No dying, no fighting, no shooting, no photon torpedoes, no phaser blasts, no stereotypical bad guy.” His previous Star Trek film had all those things, and outer space, and aliens, and sets. Nimoy wanted to make a movie about Earth, right now, shot on location, with human people.
posted by merriment on May 23, 2016 - 76 comments

A Playlist From Another Dimension (Or Is That Demention?)

io9's Katharine Trendacosta has succeeded in creative crowdsourcing again (previously), by asking "What's Your Favorite Science Fiction Novelty Song?", and she got enough suggestions to assemble a 30-song Spotify playlist*
(Actually she got a couple hundred. There are more that didn't make the spotify list in the follow-up post; just scroll down** for things like The Doctor Who Time Warp, Captain Picard's Let It Snow/Make It So and the highlight of the Buffy Musical Episode [BUNNIES!]) [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on May 9, 2016 - 61 comments

Lived Long And Prospered

Poet, author, director, actor, cultural icon... Leonard Nimoy has passed away at age 83 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Rest well, Spock, you will be missed.
posted by hippybear on Feb 27, 2015 - 620 comments

Leonard Nimoy's Mother Tongue.

Leonard Nimoy's Mameloshn: A Yiddish Story
posted by Wordwoman on Feb 27, 2014 - 7 comments

Broken windows and empty hallways

Leonard Nimoy covers Randy Newman's I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
posted by boygeorge on Nov 12, 2011 - 30 comments

Hangin' Up The Ears

Leonard Nimoy made his final appearance at a Star Trek convention in Chicago this past weekend. Speaking for nearly an hour, Nimoy reminisced about his career and his involvement in the convention scene for many years. He thanked the fans for helping keep Star Trek alive during the "dark years" after its 1969 cancellation until its return a decade later with the first motion picture. Nimoy continues to work, and may or may not reprise his role in the next Star Trek movie, so it's not quite farewell to that green-blooded pointy-eared Vulcan half-breed, but now maybe he'll have more time to eat all that salsa, or maybe just not do anything at all.
posted by briank on Oct 4, 2011 - 38 comments

The dude abides, Captain

Spock in retirement, aka Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on May 28, 2011 - 13 comments

LaserDisc...Logically.

Leonard Nimoy and a beeping rock (with some help from ABBA) introduce the Magnavision LaserDisc player.
posted by jocelmeow on May 6, 2011 - 71 comments

He's mean... He's really mean.

Shatner stole my bicycle (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jul 8, 2010 - 23 comments

Retro action

The Retroist is a veritable treasure trove of 80's (and 70's) goodness. TV commercials, catalogs, and of course the poetry of Mr. Leonard Nimoy. The Youtube channel alone is worth the price of admission-- Tobor! Diet Rite! Candyland!
posted by dersins on Apr 24, 2008 - 15 comments

Too Much Sunshine Will Make Him Explode.

I'm baffled why these science fiction tv pilots never made it to series... especially Leonard Nimoy's Baffled!.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 6, 2008 - 30 comments

Leonard Nimoy ...photographer.

Leonard Nimoy ...photographer. (Many images may not be safe for work.)
posted by loquacious on Aug 29, 2006 - 42 comments

Leonard Nimoy's Photography

Leonard Nimoy's Photography - classic black and white photos - very chic. (Is there anything he DOESN'T do? Besides not eat enough salsa?)
posted by thunder on Aug 28, 2002 - 18 comments

The threat of war with Iraq. The decline of the stock market and consumer confidence. Continued violence in the Middle East. Erosion of civil liberties. But with all the negativity afloat in the world, just remember one thing: There will always be the music video of Leonard Nimoy's "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins." (quicktime)
posted by PrinceValium on Aug 10, 2002 - 34 comments

LNSEMSF's

LNSEMSF's stated goals are simple: "Leonard Nimoy is excellent, and salsa is excellent, and if Leonard Nimoy would eat more salsa, he would become an unstoppable force of excellence." Join the cause, sign the petition, support the Leonard Nimoy Should Eat More Salsa Foundation today.
posted by mathowie on Jan 3, 2002 - 20 comments

One of Leonard Nimoy's Lesser known works.

One of Leonard Nimoy's Lesser known works. Although "Leonard Nimoy Demonstrates the Magnavision Videodisc Player" wasn't previously on my to-see list, this reviewer has certainly changed my mind! [Note: Both ludicrous and irrelevant]
posted by Lirp on Jan 13, 2001 - 12 comments

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