Leonard Nimoy died today at the age of 83. I was one of those kids who were just a little too young to watch Star Trekduring its prime-time run, but the afternoon reruns in the '70s were my introduction to science fiction (and you could still buy those nifty
Hell I'd settle for George Jetson's car.
I was in college from 65 to 69. In 68 and 69, the average time-of-hitting-the-bars on Friday night was seriously delayed.
Star Trek is probably more responsible for my political views than any other program of my childhood, and Spock is a tremendous portion of that. "The means of the many outweigh the needs of the few" has stuck with me ever since I heard it. Would that our world could be a bit more like Star Trek and a bit less like it is now. We'd all be better off for it. Rest in peace, Leonard.
May the Force be with you!
Set phasers on stunning. Well said.
He's playing Quidditch with the angels now.
"Vulcans never bluff." Rest gently Mr. Spock.
AAAAARGH! Get him!
Orion women in Star Trek Online can use electric whips.
Yeah, I play Star Trek Online, here and there, and they have done a memorial for each cast member that has passed away. Vulcan has 100's player ships going in and out of it right now.
Pure energy. Fascinating.
When I saw my wife looking down at her phone and crying this morning I knew immediately what had happened.
Fapping to Uhura, 1969
It's awfully dusty where I am right now, too. *sigh*