Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015

“My work is done here.” “What do you mean, ‘your work is done’? You didn’t do anything!” “Didn’t I?”

-Leonard Nimoy and Barney, Simpsons “Marge vs the Monorail”.

Leonard Nimoy, known to pretty much every sci-fi fan as Spock from Star Trek, has died at age 83.

I’m not one for sappy, dramatic tributes, but I feel a quick little one is necessary. If I might tie this into the two shows that launched this cheesy blog, Spock, aided by Mr Nimoy’s portrayal of the character, set the tone for other logical science-minded characters within the realm of sci-fi and fantasy. It’s hard to see how Data, T’Pol, Dana Scully, Kerr Avon, Dipper Pines, Kryten, etc. would exist the way they do without the influences of Mr. Spock. Leonard Nimoy’s acting, in a show often snarked at for it’s acting quality, really sold the character as a centerpiece of American TV, sci-fi, and 60s/70s pop culture.

And besides, to quote Dr. McCoy himself… “He’s really not dead… as long as we remember him.”

Thank you, Mr. Spock.

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