First it was DeForest Kelley, then James Doohan and now the great Starship Enterprise in the heavens is welcoming another crew member as sadly today the great Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83. As the ever logical and trustworthy Mr. Spock, Mr. Nimoy was just such a kind-hearted and wonderful human being and very gifted actor. Whether it was Star Trek or the original Mission Impossible TV series or many of the other numerous performances he is well known for, Leonard Nimoy certainly "lived long and prospered" but sadly finally lost his battle with lung disease that was a result of his many years of being a heavy smoker, something that he had regretted and had warned us all of in recent years. Cheers Leonard, and please pass on our best wishes to McCoy and Scotty!
R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy (1931 - 2015)..
Posted 27 February 2015 - 07:51 PM
Thanks for starting this up, Dove... Rarely do I get emotional when a "celebrity" dies, but I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried a little at work when I saw the news... Nimoy's love for his fans and those who he worked with was inspiring. I never read or heard a bad thing about him...
Tonight, I will honor him with a double bill of Wrath of Khan and Search for Spock - Lord knows I'll lose it when the funeral scene comes on, but I'll want to cry my eyes out... God bless you, Mr. Spock. "I have been, and ever shall be, your friend..."
Posted 27 February 2015 - 07:54 PM
Absolutely.. I know I will be doing a ST Original Series marathon this weekend but it's probably for the best that I wait for a bit before trying to watch Wrath of Kahn.. I'll be in pieces at that final scene in engineering.. The world certainly needs more human beings like Leonard Nimoy..
Posted 27 February 2015 - 07:59 PM
but it's probably for the best that I wait for a bit before trying to watch Wrath of Kahn
That's a good idea... perhaps I'll just do a few episodes and The Motion Picture tonight, work my way up. I'll most likely be snowed in tomorrow, so I can make some hot chocolate, wrap myself in a blanket, watch WOK and have a good cry
Posted 27 February 2015 - 10:09 PM
As a big Star Trek fan, I was deeply saddened to hear about this, this morning.
Posted 28 February 2015 - 03:53 AM
I never met the man personally, but did have the fortune of seeing him and Shatner do a Star Trek convention together in 2010 in Las Vegas. Since high school, I don't think a year went by without seeing this man on some TV or movie show--original Trek, In Search Of, the original crew movies, Next Gen episodes, and the two reboot movies. In that way, it feels like I've lost a great family friend. I think I've seen a Star Trek movie with almost every significant other I've had.
Every year for the past twenty years, I show Star Trek VI: Undiscovered Country to teach logic in Geometry, but this year I postponed it until the spring semester. It will be especially poignant this year when I show it. It still hasn't quite hit me yet.
These damn human emotions.
Posted 28 February 2015 - 09:35 AM
I've always been interested in space exploration, even in fiction. I was genuinely saddened to hear the news that Leonard Nimoy had died. Along with Bond and those crime/spy shows of the 1960s, "Star Trek" was part of my childhood, and of all the characters on board the USS Enterprise, I think I admired Spock the most.
Tributes have described Leonard Nimoy's portrayal of Spock as "cool" and "logical". I prefer the word "unflappable" - when all about were losing theirs, he would usually be the one to keep his head and work on a solution to the problem. It's a quality I admire in real life.
I don't usually get "warm behind the eyes" when a well known person dies, but I did yesterday - oddly enough, the last time I felt that way was in 2012 and the death of Neil Armstrong.
RIP Leonard Nimoy, but should it really be LLAP?
Posted 28 February 2015 - 09:45 PM
Mr Spock has truly reached "the final frontier".
RIP and LLAP Mr. Nimoy.
He was one of the very biggest icons of television.
Posted 01 March 2015 - 08:35 AM
Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:36 AM
A wonderful iconic character who helped bridge sci-fi and pop culture with lots of passion for the genre on and off screen.
A great actor and one who will leave behind a lasting legacy.
RIP Mr Spock
Posted 04 March 2015 - 11:31 PM