Y2k Family Survival Guide With Leonard Nimoy [1999] [VHSRIP]

LIVE. LIKE. SQUIRRELS.
Do you remember the Y2K hysteria of the late 90’s?
Leonard Nimoy does.

As government officials and computer programmers were thinking about what to do when the century changed and all digital dates would roll over to 00’s, the press made a big deal out of it. Some people got worried, as middle Americans are want to do, and bought up lots of canned food, water, batteries, and other things you would need in the case of the apocalypse…. or if power was out for a few days.

Contributing to the hysteria, and possibly profiting off of it, were so-called experts in emergency preparedness. A group of them got together and made this video, and somehow convinced Leonard Nimoy to host and narrate it. Apparently, he was available.

I found this at a local thrift store in a small-town for 2 dollars, and I had to explore my curiosity. It ended up being one of the better bargain videos I’ve found. This video is perpetrating fear with the nonchalance of an office safety training short. Nimoy calmly explains that a disaster might be coming as cheap graphics tell you “people will die.” With all the hindsight of knowing how uneventful January 1, 2000, was, you can have fun with this video. A few various “experts” are brought on, from an obscure congressman to a British military man who calls himself “the hand of man” or something cryptic like that. He gives some of the best extreme ideas, such as reusing water in many ways, and tells us that we must all “live like squirrels” in the case of an emergency. Well said.

It’s a hidden 90’s treasure to have at your next gathering, sipping some drinks and wondering how someone could legitimately market this video.

Comments

  1. HalfMoonRising
    HalfMoonRising 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    I was born in 1997, and I'm kind of hoping I'll be one of those people who lives past 100. Then I'll get to say I've lived in three different centuries! (Although sometimes with the way the world is going I question whether any of us will live into the next century….)

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  2. EastAngliaUK
    EastAngliaUK 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    I never got my first PC until 2003 time and was an XP machine but I do just about remember Y2K and would have been around 18 at the time.

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  3. Paladin1warrior
    Paladin1warrior 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    We can look at the lessons learned from Y2K to survive global warming.

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  4. ether150
    ether150 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    I'm preparing for y3k.y2k may have been a marketing scheme,y3k is VERY real in my opinion.

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  5. SgtHydra
    SgtHydra 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    Best unintentional comedy of the last millennium.

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  6. McGarnagle
    McGarnagle 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    All of these experts are now Television psychics.

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  7. ausaskar
    ausaskar 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    We must learn to think in other categories.

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  8. Terry Hinch
    Terry Hinch 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    Anyone who uses the phrase "I'm a Y2K fixer" should probably not be considered an expert on anything.

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  9. VideoSuperMaster
    VideoSuperMaster 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    Lol what a tool. Glad that fucker's dead.

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  10. André Caruso
    André Caruso 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    Let's rip off people with this bullshit "documentary" before is too late LOL

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  11. alabasta02
    alabasta02 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    All good. I'm prepared for Y3K.

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  12. Blair Palmerlee
    Blair Palmerlee 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    Wow… Not only was their prediction wrong, but their survival advice is trivial and dangerous.

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  13. drpapa26
    drpapa26 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    A timeless classic

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  14. Turtleproof
    Turtleproof 2 July, 2016, 15:09
  15. vrazix
    vrazix 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    This was incredible.

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  16. Logan N
    Logan N 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    so?  a computer knows what year it is, but it doesn't care what year it is.

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  17. Logan N
    Logan N 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    Just heard the bad news about Leonard.

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  18. tbv productions
    tbv productions 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    wow and to think we haven't learned a bloody thing in all this time!

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  19. John Darkwater
    John Darkwater 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    CON CON CON

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  20. John Darkwater
    John Darkwater 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    Fortran FTW lol

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  21. Nathan Castellanos
    Nathan Castellanos 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    Make sure you're ready! Y2k Family Survival Guide With Leonard Nimoy [199…: http://youtu.be/EEhEQEG43RU

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  22. Peter Larson
    Peter Larson 2 July, 2016, 15:09

    Oh man, I remember when the world ended because of Y2K. That sucked.

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