I can literally hear Leonard Nimoy’s voice intoning those two syllables, as the greasiest Moog sound ever conceived hovered beyond the grainy 16mm footage, like a nagging, alien ghost. In Search Of…, if you’re unfamiliar, was this Nimoy-hosted, speculative documentary series that ran in the ’70s and early ’80s. It had episodes about bigfoot, and space aliens, and haunted houses, but with a much better soundtrack than anything on basic cable now.
Anyway, Stonehenge with or without Mr. Spock is still pretty amazing (it is, pretty awesome when he says, “The Mystery of Stonehenge is two-fold…). If you’re going to visit London, take a trip to the Salisbury Plain with a guide. He’ll tell you the conjectured history, legends and probable explanations for the massive, ancient stone circle. The one you’ll probably like best is the day-trip with a late-morning start (I’m not a fan of rushing to meet buses). This tour also takes you on a walking tour of Bath and lunch in the village of Lacock.