Mind Meld is a 2001 American documentary film in which actors William
Shatner and Leonard Nimoy (pictured) discuss the Star Trek science-
fiction franchise and its effects on their lives. They talk about
differences they had with Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek,
and about the strained relationships between Shatner and some of the
other cast members. It was in this film that Nimoy first publicly
revealed that he had struggled with alcoholism while he was acting in
the 1960s Star Trek television series. Mind Meld attracted some
notoriety because of an unintended sound in one scene that became a
popular subject of flatulence humor among Star Trek fans and on morning
zoo radio programs. Shatner denied being the source of this sound in
interviews. Scott Brown of Entertainment Weekly said that the only
people likely to watch the film were extreme Star Trek fans and people
interested in hearing Shatner's supposed flatulence, while Laurence
Lerman of Video Business praised the film for avoiding familiar
territory and for dealing with alcoholism, career difficulties, and
conflicts on the set of Star Trek.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Glorious First of June, the first and largest fleet action
of the naval conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the First
French Republic during the French Revolutionary Wars, was fought.
Louis Napoleon was killed in action during the Anglo-Zulu War,
sending shock waves throughout Europe, as he was the last serious hope
for the restoration of the Bonapartes to the French throne.
Second World War: The crews of three Japanese Ko-hyoteki class
submarines scuttled and committed suicide after entering Sydney Harbour
and launching a failed attack.
An explosion at a chemical plant close to the village of
Flixborough, England, killed 28 people and seriously injured 36 others.
En route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, Air France Flight 447
crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 aboard.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (uncountable) Offspring or descendants.
2. (countable) Result of a creative effort.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I want to decide between survival and bliss And though I know
who I'm not I still don't know who I am But I know I won't keep on
playing the victim.
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