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Godspeed, Mr. Spock

Spock in "The Wrath of Khan"

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.”

Leonard Nimoy has passed away.

I’m a little too young to have grown up on the original “Star Trek”, but I did get hooked on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as a kid.  And it was because of ST:TNG that I played catch-up on the original series. I must confess that I quickly grew rather fond of Spock. In fact, I can’t watch “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” without sobbing uncontrollably at the scene pictured above.

I think a Star Trek marathon is in order.

Farewell, Mr. Nimoy, and Godspeed, Mr. Spock.

3 Responses to Godspeed, Mr. Spock

  • Among the ranks of “aliens” who have achieved fame and/or notoriety (including such as ET), (Mr) Spock holds a special place. Looking at images of him now, it is hard to imagine that when has was invented, he was regarded as a daring novelty and his pointed ears were airbrushed out in some magazines so as not to disturb readers too much. He now seems rather tame and the shock of novelty has been transmuted into affection. I think this is in no small part owing to his alter ego, Leonard Nemoy, who, both in character and as himself, charmed several generations of Star Trek fans.

    • I’d never heard of Spock’s ears being airbrushed out in magazines! I always seem to learn something new from you, and I appreciate that.

      Couldn’t agree with you more about Leonard Nimoy’s charm.

      I keep a journal in which I write down things that inspire me, or quotes that I love. His last tweet I think has become one of my favourites:

      A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP

  • It’s strange now to think that Spock’s ears (and eyebrows) could be controversial but they were. There is a reference to the airbrushing here and in other places.

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