It’s a sad day for sci-fi fans around the world in learning that Leonary Nimoy passed away today at 83. Last year he announced he had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and was admitted to the hospital earlier this week with complications from that. Sadly, he passed away this morning at his home. Leonard Nimoy is most famously known for playing the role of Spock in the Star Trek franchise.

Born in Boston in 1931, he started acting in local theaters at the age of 8 and eventually made his way to Hollywood where he picked up roles in numerous films and television shows. In 1966 he joined the cast of Star Trek as Spock — the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer which lasted until 1969. After Star Trek, Mr. Nimoy continued to pursue acting and had roles in other television shows such as Mission: Impossible and Gunsmoke.

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Even though the original series was cancelled, that wasn't the end for Mr. Spock. Leonard Nimoy would play the Spock character in several of the Star Trek movies, and has even appeared in small roles in the recent movie reboots. Playing Spock was a big part of his acting career, but it certainly wasn't all of it. Mr. Nimoy also directed a couple of the Star Trek films and also had an impressive list of voice acting credits to his name in both films, video games, television shows, and more. Mr. Nimoy was also had a passion for photography, and also authored two autobiographies. He also released five albums of vocal recording of popular song covers and folk music.

Leonard Nimoy’s last tweet:

For many people, including myself, Leonard Nimoy was an inspiration for science and technology through both the roles he played and in real life. Some actors would distance themselves, but Mr. Nimoy never did -- and even embraced the culture that I feel he had a part in creating. How many people out there thought about playing with a real tricorder that Spock would always use? Funny enough, we’re seeing that technology come about today and the inspiration came from shows like Star Trek and from characters like Spock. The impact things like this had on society is huge and very positive.

The world is missing a great person today, but I am thankful for having had the opportunity to witness Mr. Nimoy’s impact on that world. Myself and my colleagues at Stardock send our thoughts and prayers to Mr. Nimoy and his family.

Live long and prosper.


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on Mar 01, 2015

i have a feeling people will be looking back thousands of years from now discussing spock the same way we look back and discuss poseidon.

 

 

and that has to be one of the greatest things ive ever seen RND.  ty

on Mar 02, 2015

I just read on Yahoo that William Shatner is copping flack from all over because he intends to honour a charity commitment in Florida and thus will miss his best friends funeral.

I can understand his position: wanting to keep his word and wanting to farewell his friend, but not being able to be in two places at the same time.

For mine, people should just get off his back and show some consideration for his situation.

on Mar 02, 2015

^ Indeed...but he did have a big teleconference where he spoke of his relationship with Leonard Nimoy (ז״ל) and answered fan questions...I think it was also a charity which Nimoy (ז״ל) supported. 

on Mar 03, 2015

What a shame.  Not sure if a new Star Trek movie will be able to make it without Leonard.

on Mar 04, 2015

My wife shared this with me and thought I'd pass it along.  Leonard explains the origin of the vulcan sign.  Interesting and worth a look if you haven't seen.  Very sad to hear of his passing.  Certainly seems like he had a good innings though. 

on Mar 04, 2015


My wife shared this with me and thought I'd pass it along. Leonard explains the origin of the vulcan sign.

I can do that with my left hand without effort...but with my right I need to concentrate.

Curiously the opposite applies to the reverse of the finger placement...middle 2 together and outer 2 spread....

on Mar 04, 2015


I can do that with my left hand without effort...but with my right I need to concentrate.

Funnily enough, I can do it without effort with my right hand and I'm left handed.

Can also do it with my left hand but no as easily.... takes a bit more effort/concentration.

Mind you, I injured my left hand at work once and broke a few bones, so it's likely I have arthritis in it nowadays... and I do get more frequent cramps in the left hand also, and that would likely have an effect, too.

Can't do it with any of my toes, though.

on Mar 04, 2015

What a dingbat... went to edit a typo and ended up quoting myself instead, thus resulting in a doulble post.

Oh well, while I'm here... despite being left-handed, I use scissors much better/more accurately in my right hand.   Nanu, nanu.

on Mar 04, 2015



Quoting pacov,

My wife shared this with me and thought I'd pass it along. Leonard explains the origin of the vulcan sign.



I can do that with my left hand without effort...but with my right I need to concentrate.

Curiously the opposite applies to the reverse of the finger placement...middle 2 together and outer 2 spread....

Even worse, you Hebrew isn't up to par for the Kohanic Blessing.

 

on Apr 24, 2015

       I never met Leonard Nimoy. I know Leonard Nimoy mostly through his character of Mr. Spock; and, partly through his photography. From the responses and tributes to Leonard Nimoy, I learned that Leonard Nimoy preferred photography as a career, and that Leonard Nimoy wrote and published poetry.

       I mostly identified with the ideals of Star Trek and not with any one of its characters. One ideal that I identify with in Star Trek is that Star Trek seemed to affirm a successful and progressive future for humanity.

      For LL&P

I knew you not
for what I wanted you to be.
I remember you
for what you were.

And now I know you better
from what you've been recalled.

You went far into the imagination,
and not remained on
the shore of possibility,
only gazing.
And I went deep into the waters
and not waded shallow,
and each of us
in our endeavours
found treasure
untouched and undiscovered.

I miss you
and not only you.
I also miss you
because you inspired
some of the best in us.

 

       I hope that Leonard Nimoy finds in his afterlife his expectations and perhaps some surprises.

 

 

on Apr 24, 2015

Just a reminder...debates on theology have their own section within Joe User, however this is not the one...

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