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John Feffer – Resisting the Lure of Intervention

They were the “best and the brightest” but on a spaceship, not planet Earth, and they exemplified the liberal optimism of their era. The original Star Trek, whose three-year TV run began in 1966, featured a talented, multiethnic crew. The indomitable Captain Kirk had the can-do sex appeal of a Kennedy; his chief advisor, the half-human, half-Vulcan Mr. Spock, offered …

Leonard Nimoy record

The Vinyl Experience – For Leonard Nimoy – 03.06.15

Today On the VE: remembering the man behind an iconic character. Leonard Nimoy lived long and prospered. The TV icon died last week, and heartfelt tributes from all generations poured in…In Leonard’s long and varied career he made a few records … from the 1968 Dot records album Two Sides Of Leonard Nimoy, recitations in the character of Mr. Spock were sandwiched between Leonard’s baritone warbling of contemporary pop hits such as Gentle On My Mind and If I Were A Carpenter. Some years later, GNP Crescendo released orignal soundtrack recordings of music composed for the TV show by episode. Gerald Fried’s stirring score for the Star Trek season 2 opener, Amok Time, featured this haunting bass guitar melody which served as Spock’s theme, perfectly capturing the loneliness and conflict of the stoic character….