Fade Out – Leonard Nimoy


Episode 17 - Leonard Nimoy's STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and HOLY MATRIMONY with Special Guest Siskoid.

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3 responses to “Fade Out – Leonard Nimoy

  1. I’m just here for the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.

    Kidding aside, this was very enjoyable and it was a delight to hear Siskoid as your guest, Rob. Other Fade Outs have dealt with some amazing people and I can hear the respect from Rob and the guests for those people. For this episode, though, it was real touching to hear you both talk with real emotion about Nimoy. I don’t want to put words in your mouths, but this episode really seemed to be more personal than other episodes and it was lovely to listen to. Thank you for sharing such great memories of a fantastic talent.

    Also, I love the Audi commercial Nimoy did with Quinto to cross promote Into Darkness. Like you both mentioned, he had no problems poking fun of himself and it really shows the fun side he had. I’m not sure if the link will show up, but here we go….


    Thank you again for such a great episode. Keep up the great work!

  2. Wonderful show fellas. I cosign everything you said. Nimoy’s death hit me way harder than I ever anticipated, especially since I’ve always been more of a “Kirk” guy. But it was so obvious that Nimoy inhabited that role of Spock like few other actors dare to do, that it really was like losing two friends at once.

  3. Great episode and retrospective on Nimoy’s career. I always found it odd that he wasn’t really given much of a chance re: directing after one flop followed two hits. I guess it’s happened to others, though.

    Rob’s comment about the heroin plot in Three Men and a Baby makes sense because … why is there such a serious plot in what’s supposed to be an inherently silly movie? I chalk it up to it being a 1980s comedy. There are a number of comedy movies that if not teen flicks or sex comedies (or teen sex comedies) feel the need to inject drama into their stories via some sort of criminal activity. For example, Twins (which came out the following year) has a whole plot point about someone out to kill Arnie and Danny DeVito because they’re driving around in a stolen car that is holding a stolen piece of technology. And prior to Three Men, there were all sorts of comedy movies with action in their climax … and for a number of them, you can actually find the point where the films stop being funny because the writer and director were like “Ah crap, we’ve still got to wrap up the plot.”

    Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.

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