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.


The Science of Badminton

The badminton birdie many Americans hit around their backyards can fly faster than 200mph in professional games! The key to the birdie's speed is its unique aerodynamic shape and materials combined with a complicated kinetic chain of movements by players.