Friday, July 07, 2006

To Boldly Go....

Tonight, we saw a great performance at Wolf Trap of the National Symphony Orchestra playing, with Leonard Nimoy narrating, some of the greatest science-fiction music of all time. During the first half, the NSO played music from some great films with well-known themes, including Star Wars, Star Trek, Superman, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Twilight Zone, and King Kong (1933). During the second half, Mr. Nimoy came out to narrate about each planet, as covered by Holst's suite The Planets, which were enhanced by planetary images from NASA on large screens. Of course, when he came out to the podium, there was some lengthy applause, and he quietly acknowledged it and waited for it to die down. But as he was looking at his notes before they began, not even looking at the audience, he snuck a Vulcan salute, which caused the audience to uproar in more applause and hoopla, while he was grinning all the time. :) Of course, he ended his narration on the last planet they played (Jupiter) by wishing all to "live long and prosper."


Blogger jeff.w.mcclung said...

And now... I pout.

[sniff] [whine] ... wanna go ... [pout] [cry]

10:03 PM  
Blogger queen_spoo said...

AWW..... *hug*

I wish I had a video recording of it to share. :(

No cameras are allowed at Wolf Trap, but you know there were several flashes during this performance....

But at least you've seen Nimoy at a convention, which I haven't so far. :(

11:40 AM  
Blogger Spoomonger said...

A Lady Bug enjoyed most of the show, too.

4:21 PM  

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