Get High on Yourself

Stars from the 70's got together in 1981 to film this commercial.

Among a huge cast are 55 entertainment and sports celebrities, ranging from tuneful Olivia Newton-John to frog-flat Paul Newman.

Among others: John Travolta, Cheryl Tiegs, Tracy Austin, Muhammad Ali, Carol Burnett.

A week later the NBC campaign closed with a Bob Hope special nationwide antidrug alert.


Introducing the Book: Medieval Tech Support

A comedy about medieval tech support, learning how to use a book.

It's from a show called ystein & Meg (ystein & I) produced by the Norwegian Broadcasting television channel (NRK) in 2001.

The spoken language is Norwegian, the subs in Danish.

It's written by Knut Nrum and performed by ystein Bache and Rune Gokstad.


Simpsons: Hamlet

Bart is Prince Hamlet in this Simpsons version of William Shakespeare's classic.

His uncle Claudius (Moe) marries Gertrude (Marge) after killing King Hamlet (Homer) by way of poison.

The King returns to his son, telling him of the betrayal and requesting that his death be avenged.


Leonard Nimoy Demonstrates First Laser Video Disc Player

This is a newly created digitization of the demonstration video advertising the Magnavox Magnavision VH-8000 Laser Video Disc Player, featuring Leonard Nimoy.

The video has been taken from the original LaserDisc, played on a Pioneer LD-660 LaserDisc Player.
As spokesman for Magnavox, Leonard Nimoy demonstrates the first consumer LaserDisc player made, the Magnavox VH-8000 MagnaVision. He is introduced to and guided through this product by a glowing, beeping rock.


Leonard Nimoy and Mason Reese on Mike Douglas

Mason Reese is a huge Star Trek fan.

Mason was also a former child actor who appeared in numerous television commercials in the 1970s, particularly for Underwood Deviled Ham, Post Raisin Bran, and Dunkin' Donuts' Dunkin' Munchkins-brand "donut holes".


Leonard Nimoy is Baffled!

In the role Robert Wagner was born to play, Nimoy stars as All-American race car driver Tom Kovack who tackles mystery and adventure after he is endowed with psychic powers in a racing accident. A failed TV pilot, it is notable for it's fun, kitchy opening and totally kick ass theme song.