DATELINE: Call him Zak, not Spock.
“I am not Spock.”
Leave it to History Channel to take a clever idea and run with it.
The old Leonard Nimoy series about oddities in the world has been revived. There is new wine in old bottles. In Search of… is back! Its first episode is called, “Aliens.”
Leonard Nimoy had won fame in the 1970s as Spock on Star Trek, so History went to the next generation: they have beamed up Zachary Quinto, the new Spock of Star Trek, to be narrator of the newly minted series. He will be far more hands-on and in person.
If you recall, Nimoy kept his face out of the old shows: relying on his marvelous voice. This new host will be in the picture.
For the first act of the first season: aliens.
Quinto is the executive producer of the series, which means he likely wanted to do interviews and try out various stunts. In the first show he goes to the top of a satellite dish and later is suspended by wires to parallel floating up into a spaceship.
Great stuff, but what hooked us were the interviews. The first man named Kyle claimed he was abducted by aliens since childhood.
Given a polygraph, he failed: he apologized, but this is not something you see. However, we were not impressed with this inarticulate and ungrammatical person. Why would aliens take him as an example of the human race?
The second person was a chemist with an implant he removed from his foot. He claimed it was made out of a meteorite, but testing was inconclusive. This also made the show a tad different shade of your usual ancient aliens on History Channel.
We’ll be back to see Zak, as he introduced himself to various people.