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Anthony J Lombardi
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Posted: 19 July 2016 at 8:13pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Here's the trailer of Adam Nimoy's documentary

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Posted: 19 July 2016 at 9:00pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Looks interesting! 
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Anthony J Lombardi
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A year and almost five months since he passed away and it still upsets me.
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Posted: 19 July 2016 at 9:51pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Is there a release date for this?
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Anthony J Lombardi
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Posted: 19 July 2016 at 11:37pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

It will be in theaters and on demand September 9
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Thanks!
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Posted: 20 July 2016 at 5:25am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Goddamn TRAILER made me weep!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: 20 July 2016 at 8:36am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

 John Byrne wrote:
Goddamn TRAILER made me weep!!!!!!!!!

Softy!!!!


Excuse me while I wipe a particle of dust from my eye now.....

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Posted: 20 July 2016 at 8:38am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

By the way, it comes out on September 9th on video: http://fortheloveofspock.com/
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Posted: 21 July 2016 at 7:30am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

SON OF A-

It must be my allergies. Certainly. That's the only logical reason for an overly emotional response about a man I never met. Right? RIGHT?

I guess I gotta see this.
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Posted: 21 July 2016 at 9:41am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I know, right? Got a little misty myself.

...and then JJ Abrams started talking...


Anyway, I hope this is worthwhile. I'm sorta tempted to blind-buy it as soon as it's released.
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Posted: 21 July 2016 at 9:44am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I won't be watching this in full. I have no desire to be alternately misty and miffed.
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Posted: 21 July 2016 at 9:48am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

(Quoting SPACEBALLS) 

Prepare to fast-forward!

- Fast-forwarding, Sir!
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Posted: 21 July 2016 at 11:02am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Quoting SPACEBALLS...

Kirkman loses fifty JBF points.

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Posted: 21 July 2016 at 1:05pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

(Blows raspberry)

Wet-blanket Byrne loses fifty Kirkman points!
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Its interesting to me that Nimoy, who started out as part of the ensemble and became the break away star of the show, somehow managed to not earn the ire of either Shatner or the supporting members of the cast.  To hear them tell it, Shatner was continuously trying to push himself into the limelight as the star, and they were resentful of him for it.  Nimoy, however, seems to have never developed any kind of rivalry with Shatner, nor earned the resentment of the others for his ever increasing screen time.

I can only think its a testimony to the quality of his personal character.
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Posted: 21 July 2016 at 2:09pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

I've reached a point where Nimoy's life and work outside of Spock really are as fascinating as his most famous character. 
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Posted: 21 July 2016 at 2:27pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Since the original "Star Trek" is just a bit before my time, my discovery and hence key initial memories of Leonard Nimoy come from his work on "Mission Impossible" as much as from those first TOS reruns. Because of that, I have a lot of affection for his non-Spock efforts. "In Search Of" was a huge favorite of mine in the 70s.
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As I understand it, Steve, Nimoy and Shatner were at odds during the filming of the show, especially at the outset. Both were long-time professionals getting their first long-paying gig and both felt a lot was riding on this opportunity. Shatner was eventually talked into accepting Nimoy's growing popularity and massive fan mail as a testament to HIS acting ability as well, since he was sharing the screen with Spock in almost all of Nimoy's scenes. What was good for one was, logically, good for the other. Shatner didn't love the idea, but Spock fandom was good for the show, so he made his peace with it. 

Once both actors received "favored nations" clauses in their contracts, they both viewed the program as a shared responsibility and during the third season, maintained a small table near their trailers where they would meet with visiting directors to show them the shortest, most direct routes to successfully filming an episode of Star Trek. It was at this table where many lines that would have gone to others died a death of convenience since setting up a lighting array and camera around Uhura for one line that could easily be delivered by Spock made little sense. Unfortunately, that line would have been Uhura's only one in that episode. Shatner would also make such suggestions while filming, earning him the ire of his castmates, ire of which he says he was unaware until decades later when he was writing his book "Star Trek Memories" and Nichelle Nichols clued him in. From Shatner's perspective, it had nothing to do with ego. He was just trying to get everyone home in time for dinner. I've never read anything holding Nimoy accountable for these ad hoc script doctoring sessions, but I do recall Shatner's book placing him at that small table alongside Shatner. Certainly Nimoy's graciousness, diplomacy, and arch sense of humor are what stand out in everyone's memory.

The friendship between Nimoy and Shatner developed later while both were on the convention circuit and realized that no one else, not even their fellow cast members, who were largely day players, had the same perspective on what had taken place as they had. They literally had no one else they could share so much of the Trek experience with, and both men had an abiding appreciation for one another's work and sense of humor. It isn't that they were never rivals. It's more that they were able to set it aside early on and became friends much, much later. 

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Since the original "Star Trek" is just a bit before my time…

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I'll dance on your grave, punk!!!

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Posted: 22 July 2016 at 7:44am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Hey, at least I was already alive when "Star Trek" was first run... er, unlike that precocious Kirkman whippersnapper! 
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Posted: 22 July 2016 at 7:49am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

"Once both actors received "favored nations" clauses in their contracts, they both viewed the program as a shared responsibility and during the third season, maintained a small table near their trailers where they would meet with visiting directors..."
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I recall reading that Fred Freiberger was very frustrated with those table discussions. To Fred's point of view (and yes Fred has been thoroughly vilified for ruining Start Trek and everybody thinks everything he says is wrong), Shatner and Nimoy refused to ever broaden their characters, and rewrote lots of lines under the justification that Kirk or Spock would not do or say the script as written. The counter point of course is that in a TV series with a revolving door of writers and directors, the actors are the only point of consistency for their characters, and if they do not stand up for their characters, no one else will.
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Since the original "Star Trek" is just a bit before my time…

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I'll dance on your grave, punk!!!

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Hopefully he's not buried at sea!

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Posted: 22 July 2016 at 8:23am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Would you guys recommend any of the autobiographies by Shatner or Nimoy?
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Would you guys recommend any of the autobiographies by Shatner or Nimoy?

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I listened to Shatner's SO FAR on audiobook, and it was fun.

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