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Leonard Nimoy’s Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins

(YouTube Link) Geek icon Leonard Nimoy is apparently a bit of a Tolkien nerd, and once upon a magical turtleneck wearing time he recorded a little ditty called The Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins.  Enjoy with your favorite dwarf and a good deep mug of beer. –via GeekTyrant

Nine Ways To Bide Your Time Waiting for The Hobbit

The first film of The Hobbit trilogy hits theaters on December 14th. Lord of the Rings fans have been waiting for years to get their Tolkien movie fix, and some of them are getting pretty antsy at this point. Geeks Are Sexy, the folks who know how hard it is to wait for your favorite [...]

11 Long Celebrity Marriages That Ended in Divorce

When some celebrity couples divorce, it’s not at all surprising (here’s looking at you, Kim and Kris). But when couples like Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito announce they’re divorcing after 30 years of marriage, it comes as a true shock. We really thought those crazy kids—and many of the couples on this list—would make it! 1. [...]

14 Facts You Might Not Know about Mission: Impossible

Good morning, Neatoramanauts. From 1966 to 1973, the innovative television show Mission: Impossible presented the adventures of the Impossible Missions Force. This top secret American agency found stolen nuclear bombs, exposed counterfeiters, rescued captured spies and foiled criminal plots at home and abroad. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to learn things [...]

Leonard Nimoy Directed Three Men and a Baby

Last night fellow _flosser Ethan Trex told me Three Men and a Baby was directed by Leonard Nimoy. This pretty much blew my mind. What lesser-known movie/director combos do you think would cause a similar my-mind-being-blown reaction?

Unmade Star Trek Projects

Five TV series and 11 movies may be enough for some people, but the ones that were never brought to light still intrigue die-hard Star Trek fans. Read about 10 projects proposed between 1968 and 2005 that tried but failed to get off the ground for one reason or another. For example, Star Trek Phase [...]

Spock Matzoh

Passover begins today, so, naturally, Phillip Torrone used a laser to etch an image of Spock into a matzoh wafer. This is especially amusing since Leonard Nimoy is Jewish and the Vulcan salute is derived from a Jewish tradition. Link via blastr

Mr Spock’s ear to be auctioned

A prosthetic ear worn by Leonard Nimoy for Star Trek: The Motion Picture is to go up for auction. Expected to fetch up to £700 ( $1100 ) the appendage…

The 411 on Rescue 911

“This program contains true stories of rescues. All of the 9-1-1 calls you will hear are real. Whenever possible, the actual people involved have helped us reconstruct the events as they happened.” If you recognize that disclaimer, you’re one of the millions who tuned in on Tuesday nights for Rescue 911. While it’s been off the air for [...]

The Late Movies: Actors Singing Awesomely Bad Songs

Crossing over the mythical line between acting and singing is a difficult proposition. Some have found success (Jamie Foxx). Some have found failure (Steven Seagal). And some are Joey Lawrence. Here are a few clips of actors who should have stayed behind the camera instead of leaping in front of a microphone. Remember Eddie Murphy’s How [...]