Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner Were on TV Together Years Before Star Trek

In researching Man from UNCLE, an interesting bit of trivia kept popping up: Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner’s first appearance together was in UNCLE’s season one episode “The Project Strigas Affair.”

You don’t really need a lot of context for the clip, but here’s a synopsis anyway: UNCLE is working to discredit a Balkan diplomat by selling him on a fake chemical agent called “Strigas.” Shatner’s playing Michael Donfield, a chemical engineer recruited to help with the plan. Nimoy is an assistant to the politician.


Anyway, enjoy Shatner’s deliriously drunk performance and Nimoy’s accent work.

Contact the author at katharine@io9.com.

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