Leonard Nimoy – 1931 to 2015

spock-the-cageWhen my wife messaged me that Leonard Nimoy had died I was shocked and sad but not surprised (they’re all getting up there in years). Of all the Star Treks the original series, the one I used to watch at 6 p.m. after school on channel 11, is still my favorite.

Star Trek (NBC) TV Series1966-1969Shown: Leonard NimoyI stopped by a colleague’s cube at work to tell him the news (his Next Generation coffee cup indicated his fandom). He had already heard the news but we spent a brief time with another coworker who was also a fan, talking about our favorites episodes, our favorite Star Trek series, and science fiction television shows in general.

The-Wrath-of-Khan-mr-spock-23640452-1405-776After getting William Shatner’s autograph on my 1977 Star Trek Blueprints at this years RI ComicCon I had hoped to get the autographs of the surviving cast members at subsequent events. I’ll still try to get Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and George Takei but will regret never having a chance to tell Leonard Nimoy how much I enjoyed his work over the years.

I’ll end with clips from two excellent Original Series episodes featuring Spock – Amok Time and This Side of Paradise.

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