Obit: Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

nimoySo Leonard Nimoy was not so much rock’n’roll, but he did release eight (yes, eight) albums.

  1. Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space.
  2. Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy
  3. The Way I Feel
  4. The Touch of Leonard Nimoy
  5. The New World of Leonard Nimoy
  6. Space Odyssey
  7. Outer Space/Inner Mind
  8. Highly Illogical

Who knew? Who even heard?

Of course, we all remember William Shatner’s kitchy cover of Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.

But, the pair also cut a disc together, as you can see. nimoykirk

Still, there is no question of the influence of Star Trek and its characters on us boomers, and the cottage industry it spawned (I watched Next Generation and Voyager in addition to the original series).

There was also some music on the actual original Star Trek show, most of which was awful.

In honor of the life of the esteemed cultural icon, Spock, here is part of what was perhaps the worst episode, with some of the worst music. I do remember watching this when I was 16, and being half embarrassed, while half laughing my ass off.

But, Nimoy was indeed a mensch, as witnessed by his final message/Tweet, earlier in the week: “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”

Irrespective, Live long and prosper, Nimoy. You were a good egg.

10 thoughts on “Obit: Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

  1. That jam is kinda like the Star Trek “Deliverance.”

    I just knew that Yul Brynner space hippy with the cauliflower ears was bad.

  2. Thanks Lawr. 🙂

    I remember him as the country band guy in the Blues Brothers movie. He had a great little bit part in Married to the Mob. More recently he was in the Austin Powers franchise – he got cast as “generic army guy” a lot. But I don’t think he was in Batman.

    • You are correct Jennifer. I was thinking Alan Napier (he was Alfred, the butler). But, I just discovered Charles was a voice on Archer! Serious props for that, huh? Steve is right re: Hannibal Lechter, too!

  3. Whaddya mean Steve, it’s a bad acting Hall of Fame. One keeps topping the other, no doubt encouraged by the script not to mention those ears. Star Trek must have had an ear consultant. Not just anybody coulda come up with them.

  4. I saw this episode on KTVU Channel 2 in the 1970s. I don’t think I can watch the clip after having seen Leonard Nimoy sing a song about Bilbo Baggins earlier today.

    I once heard Spock address a Trekkie Convention at the Oakland Coliseum. My brother and I snuck into the convention with my mom.

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