A bit gob-smacked by the death of Leonard Nimoy, even though I knew he had been suffering from COPD. This is a person who made a very real difference in my life, even though I never had the privilege of meeting him. My condolences to his family, especially his kids and grand kids! This is my Scare Me tribute to his Sci-Fi characters.
Meanwhile, CNN has a cool spur of the moment slide show on Star Trek technology that we use today.
|Zombies Of The Stratosphere (1952)|
This is basically my favorite 1950's atomic film, and have seen many, many times, yet I confess that until this sad day, I had no idea that Leonard Nimoy was in it! He is uncredited as "Army Sergeant."
|The Brain Eaters (1958)|
That's a heck of makeup job! Based on a novel by famed Science Fiction author Robert Heinlein. This was later remade, with the novel's original title The Puppet Masters, starring Donald Sutherland, with whom Nimoy has starred in the highly credible remake of The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers in 1978.
|The Twilight Zone: A Quality Of Mercy|
Episode dates from 1961. Set in the Pacific Theater of WWII.
|The Outer Limits: I, Robot|
Character Judson Ellis. Plot, a robot gets an attorney. Bears a striking similarity to the big budget Will Smith film of the same name.
|Outer Limits: Production and Decay of Strange Particles|
Character Konig. Accident at a nuclear research facility creates a breach in the dimensions.
|Kraft Suspense Theater: Kill No More|
Well this isn't exactly science fiction, but it does involve nuclear fantasies revolving around a semi-mad scientist and a plot to kidnap him for espionage purposes, Nimoy's character helps prevent. It also involves some junk science that the military is pressuring said physicist to provide. So it sort of counts.
|Star Trek: The Cage|
No need for explanation here!
After Star Trek, Nimoy had a recurring role on Mission Impossible as a man of all disguises Paris. Again, not technically Sci-Fi, but all those futuristic gadgets that they used just makes it seem that way!!
The Many Faces Of Paris
On From Paris...
|Night Gallery: She'll Be Company For You|
Character: Henry Auden
|Star Trek: Animated Series|
|Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)|
|"Invasion" with Sutherland|
|Star Trek: The Motion Picture|
|Star Trek: The Wrath Of Kahn|
|Star Trek: The Search For Spock|
|Directing The Search For Spock|
|The voice of Galvatron 1986|
|Star Trek: The Voyage Home|
|Directing The Voyage Home|
|Star Trek: The Final Frontier|
|Spock mind melding with Captain Picard and Data looking on. The Next Generation.|
|Captain Spock: The Undiscovered Country|
|The Outer Limits: I, Robot|
Reprise of an episode from the 1960's but assaying a different role and this time he was directed by his son Adam.
|The Simpsons (himself)|
|The First Men In The Moon (with John de Lancie)|
|The Lost World (1998)|
|Brave New World|
|Invasion America: General Konrad|
|JJ Abrams Star Trek re-boot 2009|
|The Zarn in Land Of The Lost with Will Ferrell|
|Transformers: Dark Of The Moon as Sentinel Prime|
|As William Bell on Fringe|
|Animated William Bell--Fringe|
|Star Trek: Into Darkness|