Yesterday, as you our lovely readers and followers know, was the passing of Leonard Nimoy. Who indeed was a great man, able to wear make up and say on point one liners such as this:
Which has without a doubt gone down in history as the words we say…on any given occasion to provide encouragement and a little light humour (What? You don’t say that? Oh. Well, you should.) Without Spock there truly wouldn’t have been a Star Trek, the character’s logic and stoic line deliverance was the stuff that many would call silver screen gold. Or at least that’s what I refer to it as.
Without Leonard Nimoy there truly wouldn’t have been a Spock. He lived long and prospered. I’d say my logic on this topic is sound.
Beyond all of the above though, Nimoy will be missed for more than the atypical Spock, he shall be missed for the poetry he wrote. He was also an audacious photographer and he also stirred up some controversy with his provocative photos of women in Jewish garb. He also sang a few notes here and there; The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins (one of my personal favourites).
AND, yes there’s more, he directed full feature films, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home as well as Three Men and a Baby (1987). Nimoy was a talented man of many hats, who also wrote his two autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1977) and I am Spock (1995).
And now a little parting wisdom, just about life. Cause we always need wisdom for life right?
And before you even ask I’ll settle the debate: yes, yes I am a Trekkie.
Leonard Nimoy you will be missed by all who cherished you as an actor, an artist and friend.
~Thank you and Good Morning
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