I’ve been seeing the heartfelt tributes to Leonard Nimoy’s memory across the internet, but the more (wait for it) fascinating ones have included his seldom-remembered roles. Those involve things like the Outer Limits episode, “I, Robot”, Mission: Impossible, and more recently, Fringe.
But Spock is, of course, his signature role. Apart from the Star Trek movies and the TV show, there wasn’t a lot of “new stuff with Spock in it” for me to consume as a wee lad until the British puppet-parody show Spitting Image came along. Many will recall puppet-Spock appearing in the music video for the Genesis song, “Land of Confusion,” but did you know that “Spock” once tried to hijack a certain gold-statue-oriented awards show and give the glory to more… “deserving” actors?
I think teenage me was slightly offended that Mr. Spock would be portrayed like that, but perhaps this version was his doppelganger from the Dark Mirror universe? Maybe?