Leonard Nimoy – The Passing of a Star Trek Legend

Posted on February 28, 2015 in News
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Yesterday, we lost the man who created perhaps the single-most iconic character in the Star Trek universe.  Leonard Nimoy was 83.  A contemporary of Susan Oliver’s, he had a career much like hers before landing his iconic role as Mr. Spock, showing up often as a notable guest star on many important television shows of that era.

In fact, Susan Oliver and Leonard Nimoy didn’t just appear together in the original 1964 Star Trek pilot, “The Cage.”  Four years earlier, they both co-starred in a notable 1960 episode of Wagon Train, “The Maggie Hamilton Story” (see the pictures below).  Susan played a spoiled brat and the future Mr. Spock played a conflicted Native American tracker with an alcohol problem.

Borrowing from the line Mr. Nimoy made so famous as Spock, here’s hoping that both he and Susan Oliver “Live Long and Prosper” in whatever world lies beyond this one (where they both made their lasting marks on so many iconic Classic TV Shows).

–GP

Wagon Train (1960) - "The Maggie Hamilton Story"

Wagon Train (1960) – “The Maggie Hamilton Story”

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Leonard Nimoy – A troubled American Indian tracker (Wagon Train, 1960)

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Susan Oliver Would’ve Been 83 Years Old Today

Posted on February 13, 2015 in News
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While many of Susan Oliver’s peers (including those older than her) are still with us today, Susan sadly had to leave us back in 1990.  It’s a real shame she hasn’t been around to see her resurgence in popularity in recent years, thanks largely to the long-lost episodes of her many Classic TV shows (broadcast these days on MeTV, Antenna TV, Cozy TV and other “retro” stations).

I’d like to believe that The Green Girl documentary has also played at least some role in not only reminding those who’d forgotten about the remarkable Susan Oliver, but also in exposing younger generations to the unique talent and surprising life story of this amazing woman.

On your birthday, here’s to you, Susan!

–GP

Susan Oliver as a Child (mid-1930's)

Susan Oliver in the mid-1930’s