I can’t decide if this is more like an “In Search Of…” episode, where Nimoy would inevitably fail to find the mythical beast he was seeking, or a Keynesian-flavored homage to “National Lampoon’s Vacation” with a little bit of “Gerry” — which was surprisingly good, for what it’s worth — tossed in.

The only thing I’m sure of is that that scene in the desert is a little … uncomfortable, IYKWIMAITYD.