This video, like the pictures in this post, isn’t exactly new, but I love it all the same. In this convention footage recently loaded on YouTube, Leonard Nimoy tries to explain that William Shatner is not a nice guy:
He’s mean. He’s really mean. I’ve been telling people this for years now. I want you to believe me tonight. I’m not kidding. He’s mean. He’s a mean person. He stole my bicycle.
And that’s not just hyperbole. Shatner really did steal his bicycle. Repeatedly. They launch into a five minute anecdote about all the bicycle-related pranks Shatner played on Nimoy while on set. When they would break for lunch, Nimoy would bike to the commissary and be first in line so he could get back the the set early for his Vulcan make-up to be touched up without delaying filming. That’s only logical.
Shatner didn’t like this arrangement, saying, “He’d get lunch before everybody else. These are important things!” And, although this next thing wasn’t in the video below, I did find an exclusive court document in which Nimoy confronts Shatner about the missing bicycle:
Nimoy: This box contains over 217 bits and pieces of information, evidence. Exhibit A: A photograph of the victims, my bike and me. Exhibit B: Another photograph. What’s missing from this picture? It’s just me WITHOUT MY BIKE! Exhibit C: The horn I was picking up at Chuck’s Bikeorama when my bike was actually stolen! Exhibit D: William what is this?
Shatner: It looks like a pen.
Nimoy: Exactly! I bought this pen exactly one hour before my bike was stolen. Why? What’s the significance? I DON’T KNOW!
Ah yes, a Pee Wee’s Big Adventure reference. Totally current, just like this video: