I forgot to post this on Wednesday so I’m posting it today.
Classic Nick Wed. – Standby…Lights! Camera! Action!
March 26, 2013
Leonard Nimoy is known the world over as the Lieutenant Commander/Commander Spock a half human-half Vulcan who served on the Starship Enterprise. Nimoy is an accomplished actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer so when the executive producers of Standby…Lights! Camera! Action!, Roger Yager and Michael Bauhmol, were looking for someone to host their innovative television series they knew just who to turn to.
The shows main focus was to teach children of all ages about what happens behind the scenes of movie productions many times going on location with the movie being disgusted. Other topics included movie character costumes to script writing, to directing and producing, to filming and special effects. In one particular episode Nimoy taught the audience how to created a haunted house by painting glass windows with a mixture of warm water and Epson salts. (Simply mix together and “paint” the mixture onto the windows. When it dries the water will evaporate leaving the Epson salt behind giving the window a dry craggled effect.) During the same episode simple cobwebs were created using double-sided tape and a role of cotton.
This educational television series aired on Nickelodeon from May 1982 to December 31, 1987 and was rated Nickelodeon's #1 show in 1983, and went to #2 in the ratings in 1984 after You Can't Do That On Television became #1).
==Some of the movies shown on Standby: Lights, Camera, Action! included==
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
The Secret of NIMH
2010: The Year We Make Contact
The Dark Crystal
Rock & Rule
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
==Special Guest Stars==
Howard Zimmerman – Editor of Starlog MagazineEddie Eagan – Paramount Senior Publisher Trek III Search for Spock