We so much enjoyed bringing you the recent GMA appearance of William Shatner, we thought you might enjoy this flashback to the eighties. Here we watch a GMA segment from 25 (!) years ago featuring Shatner promoting Star Trek IV. Dig Shatner in that sparkly shirt. Gotta love the eighties! And stick with the interview till the end, there’s a very special bonus interview.
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Here’s another post in honor of Star Trek’s 45th Anniversary. Here we look back at a joint appearance of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy celebrating the show’s 25th Anniversary. So, in a way, this is the 20th anniversary of the 25th anniversary. If that makes any sense. Anyway, it’s a very cool video.
The rest of the segments of this appearance after the jump …
According to the Toronto Sun, Leonard Nimoy has decided to retire from acting. He recently completed filming his final appearance as William Bell on the series “Fringe”, and he told the paper that this will be his last acting role. So no more turns as Spock. Or anyone else. Nimoy explains:
I want to get off the stage. Also, I don’t think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto … He’s a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it’s time to give him some space. And I’m very flattered the character will continue.
Nimoy says of his career:
I’ve been doing this professionally for 60 years …. I love the idea of going out on a positive note. I’ve had a great, great time.
And when asked whether he regrets taking the role of Spock, he has this to say:
Since Star Trek began in 1966, I’ve never had to worry about where the next job was.
Actor retirements rarely last. They get the whiff of greasepaint and they’re back. But, for some reason, we believe Nimoy. And we’re quite sad about it. Nimoy has given us such joy over so many years, it’s hard to believe we’ll soon see his final role.
Here’s a couple of tribute videos from YouTube of Nimoy as Spock and in other roles:
And a final vid of Nimoy singing to cheer you up:
From Wales Online:
ENTERPRISING Vulcan pub campaigners are boldly going where no drinkers have gone before by calling on Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy to save their bar.
More than 100 people have signed a letter to the 78-year-old Mr Spock star asking him to beam the pub from the clutches of developers who want to knock down the Victorian building next month and replace it with a car park as part of the St David’s 2 development.
The Echo has also made several attempts to reach Mr Nimoy. A letter has also been sent to Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the new Star Trek film.
Each reads: “If you would put your name to our campaign it might help save our beloved bar. Please help!”
Brian Smart runs The Vulcan with his wife, landlady Elizabeth Smart.
Paraphrasing Vulcan greeting “Live long and prosper”, he said from behind the bar of the Adam Street alehouse: “Any form of outside help would be good. He is a celebrity and connected with Vulcans so it’s a good theme. I’m not a Trekkie, but I have seen everyone do the thing with their hands. And I’d tell him ‘Drink long and prosper’. I don’t know what I’d say to him if he came in though. I’d give him a free pint on the house.”
Celebrities James Dean Bradfield, Rhys Ifans, Neil Kinnock and Howard Marks have all backed calls for the pub to be saved. More than 6,000 people have signed a petition to get it listed.
Royal Mail manager Steve O’Connell is a regular at the pub, which was this week named Cardiff pub of the Year by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra).
The 55-year-old, from Llanrumney, said: “It is a local that has got character. I have always enjoyed coming here. You are always made to feel welcome, it has got a great atmosphere. It’s a landmark in Cardiff and one of the few remaining traditional drinking pubs left. I think Leonard would like it here. I think he would call it ‘a quaint British pub’. I would say to him, ‘Save our heritage’.”
His wife, retired teaching aide Linda O’Connell, said: “I think if he were to support it financially he is going to have to pay a lot of money. They are not going to give it up easily.”