Leonard Nimoy, aka Mister Spock (1931 – 2015)
As a kid I would pretend I was asleep… but instead I’d turn on my teeny B&W TV to watch episodes of Star Trek—and Spock was a big reason why.
“Trek” is one of the last science-fiction series and franchises to actually tell stories, and meaningful ones, that still resonate today. Nimoy was also a celebrated and accomplished photographer—something I’m going to write about in the not-so-distant future.
And I’ll do op-ed post soon with excerpts from my interview with him, but in the meantime:
“Spock’s intelligence, bravery, courage, and good judgment don’t win him the universal admiration of his crewmates or of the world. But he did earn their respect, and over time he accomplished most of what he set out to do, from saving their ship, the Enterprise, to brokering peace with the Klingons, to aiding Romulan dissidents.” – Matt Yglesias
RIP Leonard Nimoy, one of my heroes. Matt’s article is here.
Live long and prosper…
Here are two tweets that were among his last:
And reaction from around the Trek Universe: