Friday, February 24, 2023

Rare: Star Trek: Leonard Nimoy explains How Television Works 1977 vintage tech electronics CRT Spock

Remembering Leonard Nimoy - The following is an excerpt from a rare 1977 documentary on How Television Works, featuring Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy as the narrator and presenter.  The film is in full color with animation and excellent vintage footage of early television technology, including early video tape recording (VTR) machines.  The original film is about 22 minutes long.  We have obtained a 16mm print and will preserve it.  This is a 7 minute excerpt highlighting Leonard Nimoy’s narration of the technology behind early television up to the 1970’s.

Leonard Nimoy is known worldwide for playing Mr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise for nearly 50 years, beginning with the original Star Trek pilots and then 79 episodes from 1966 to 1969, through the Animated Series, numerous Star Trek films, and appearances in Star Trek: The Next Generation.   He also appeared in many TV series including The Outer Limits,The Man from Uncle, and in the cast of Mission Impossible (for 49 episodes).   
Among other things, he directed films Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and the highly successful Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. 
He was born on March 26, 1931 in the West End of Boston,  Massachusetts, and died on February 27, 2015, in California.

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