I couldn’t let the passing of Leonard Nimoy, at age 83, go by without a mention of this wonderful actor, who also seemed to be a nice human being. He was one of my childhood idols, or rather, Spock was. Yes, Captain Kirk was sexy and glib and swashbuckling even, but Spock had brains, mystery, height, and a dry wit.
For an overview of his life, go here to CNN.
I’m sure it will be said all over the Internet and the world, but Nimoy did, indeed, live long and prosper. And he brought that inspiringly simple or simply inspiring phrase into our lives where it will remain, along with “that is illogical” and “fascinating.” The TV series, the movies, and the actor’s portrayal of the Vulcan science officer have all withstood the test of time. I’m certain Star Trek will continue to entertain and provide thought-provoking discussions for generations to come.
Farewell, Mr. Spock.