Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Musical Interlude

Until today, I had no idea that there was actual film footage to match this treasured Nimoy classic. The backstory found here on The Great Monolithic Infosource is amusing, including this little piece of ephemera:

Fans of Nimoy were intrigued by the fact...that Nimoy had read Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and been exceedingly impressed by it. From approximately 1968 to 1973, several Nimoy and Star Trek fanzine writers and editors...discussed the idea of a live-action The Lord of the Rings film, with Nimoy playing Aragorn, and there was a brief letter-writing campaign.

Thank the various deities of your choice for small miracles. In the meantime, enjoy the birthdays of the vertically-challenged.