Don't You Just Love Leonard Nimoy?
|Title:||Don't You Just Love Leonard Nimoy?|
|Editor(s):||Claire Mason & Karen Flanery|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: TOS|
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A similar zine is Karen & Leonard: A Monochromatic Romance.
The zine contains 50 pages of illustrations of Leonard Nimoy. Most illos are accompanied by a short comment that is some sort of social commentary and/or an in-joke regarding romance, wish-fulfillment, and celebrity life.
Nimoy and Spock are basically relentlessly pursued by women, and is portrayed as being both a good sport and as well as a bit terrified.
The illos include include Nimoy as:
- characters he portrayed on stage and screen ("Visit to a Small Planet," Roger in a film called "The Balcony," his portrayal of Paris (from Mission Impossible acting as "Yuri Zager")
- Spock in fantasy settings aboard the Enterprise (example: going to the "InterGalaxy Dance" with Mason.)
- himself in self-insertion illos with Flanery as she and Spock snuggle, make a wish over splitting a turkey wishbone
- in settings that portray his popularity (sitting on bags of mail, shielding his eyes from the flash of cameras, charming a young fan)
- characters in movies, plays, and books he didn't appear in ("Anna and the King of Siam" and "Laurence of Arabia" and as J.R.R. Tolkien's Aragorn)
"Look -- Considering all the other annexations impossible -- how about adoption?" At the top, "Whole Blame LNNAF." (Flanery imagining a close real life (possibly highly inappropriate!) relationship with Nimoy.)
"Look, we'll send you to a plastic surgeon -- point your ears, and when it's all over -- we'll pay to have them put back to normal!" (Gene Roddenberry and Nimoy in an imagined setting.)
"Captain... the next time they call Star Trek a kiddie show... let them!" (breaking the fourth wall)
"Come on! Get out of there, Yuri!" (A triple transfer: Nimoy portrays a character ("Paris") who portrays another character ("Yuri") from Mission Impossible.)
Nimoy in Visit to a Small Planet
Nimoy as Aragorn
the last page: "If we don't quit this, he's gonna kill us!" (Flanery and Mason in a surreal threesome, both snuggling and drawing Nimoy at the same time. See a similar illo in Karen & Leonard: A Monochromatic Romance.)