Fifteen years ago, we waited anxiously to see what the new year would bring for an entirely different reason than we are now. That’s right, we’re talking about the Y2K bug. Crazy fears of calamity were raised, gun sales soared, grocery stores were cleaned out, and one brave man stood up. One brave man showed us the way: Leonard Nimoy.
Then, as now, many publishers saw the world’s growing concern and fear of the new millennium as a potential windfall and began churning out books, tapes and survival guides for the masses to buy. One of these valuable guides was the “Y2K Family Survival Guide.”
The book version of the guide featured an introduction written by Nimoy, but not content with just furnishing the huddled masses with written words, the great Nimoy saw fit to host an hour-long special – released on VHS, of course — that held our hand and told us all we needed to know about our forthcoming doom.
Thanks to the good people at Dangerous Minds, you too can view the legendary special that saved us all. Tonight, don’t forget to leave an offering to the sage spirit of Nimoy. Watch the “Y2K Family Survival Guide” below.