Why Spock rocks
As a kid, I loved Star Trek (the TV show) and especially Mr Spock.
He seemed so “cool” – in a smart. logical way.
I also liked the way he seemed impervious to insults,
When you’re a kid the skill of ignoring insults really helps.
Later in life, I loved when as a TV reporter I’d be assigned to do Star Trek stories at sci-fi conventions.
I’d usually end up buying stacks of Star Trek stuff.
My favourite purchase was the Star Trek mug where the characters in the transporter room disappeared when you added hot liquid. I still have it – but usually save it for special occasions!
Warning: I love Spock – but I have lots of terrible recordings of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner trying to get groovy and sing songs of the time.
(A link to a clip at the end of this post)
Many of my female friends love the new “sexy Spock”. I still like old Spock and I really enjoyed the recent video of a Challenge between old Spock and new Spock.
Sure – it’s an ad – but I found it a good chuckle and well executed.
Here’s my logical analysis if you are interested!
At least Leonard Nimoy didn’t sing!
I reckon he has a great sense of humour – he’s just not a great singer. See what you think in this link to a clip.
On a deeper viewing of this clip and listening to this song – I actually dig his sincerity and his expressive range – the range from groovy to heart-felt patriotism.
Yes, Spock Rocks!