Leonard “Spock” Nimoy Passes Today

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For those who are not “Trekies” this might not seem like it’s worthy of a post.  To those who actually knew Mr. Nimoy, this may seem a bit shallow. 

I’m neither a “Treky”, nor did I personally know Mr. Nimoy.  Still, I can’t help to have a unique sadness at his passing.  As a young person, I did like the “Star Trek” series, and I especially liked “Spock”.  He was part of my childhood. 

The series, the original and the others, occupy my mind from time to time.  They do because of the simple fact that humanity has demonstrated over and over again, that if we can imagine it, it can become reality.  Often times, it does.  I’m not saying I’m all excited about having a Trek-like reality, but, that not only are some of the things in the original a possibility, but, are now a reality. 

Consider the far-out telecommunication they had in Star Trek, unreal!!! —– at the time.  Lasers?  And, then there are lamentable things, such as NASA’s halt.  Where could we be?  Why aren’t we?

Well, there’s much more to say and ask. 

I have a deep appreciation for Leonard Nimoy for playing a part which allows me to ask such questions. 

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20 Responses to Leonard “Spock” Nimoy Passes Today

  1. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on CraigM350 and commented:
    Sleep well and prosper. \//

  2. Anything is possible says:

    83 – that’s really young for a Vulcan.

    RIP Leonard, and thanks for the memories.

  3. geran says:

    End of an era….

  4. I. Lou Minotti says:

    Wasn’t “outer spaceman” a coolista before he became a warmista? His creds? And we get all wet in our panties about the passing of an idiot with pointy ears that has added exactly WHAT to humanity besides being an actor? Food for righteous thought.

  5. Jim Masterson says:

    As a “sorta” Trekkie, I’m sorry to see Nimoy’s passing. I think the real praise about Star Trek should go to creator Gene Roddenberry. He actually made a Sci-Fi story with a somewhat realistic view of the galaxy. Shows like Irwin Allen’s “Lost in Space” were an affront to science and Sci-Fi.

    My favorite “stupid” line from “Lost in Space” is from the robot character: “The craft is surrounded by a force field in the fifth dimension, which is… mathematically… impossible.”

    The show’s writer must not have had much higher math because the statement is pure nonsense.

    Jim

    • DirkH says:

      Star Trek hired a lot of hi calibre SF novelists like Sturgeon to write the scripts.

      What today looks weird in Star Trek is the optimistic UN world government / multiculturalistic stuff, and the Klingons as Ersatz Cold War enemies.

      Totally unrelated: I just found out that “Everything Is Awesome” is sung by Tegan and Sara. How could you not love them! From a few years ago:

      • Jim Masterson says:

        >>
        What today looks weird in Star Trek is the optimistic UN world government / multiculturalistic stuff, and the Klingons as Ersatz Cold War enemies.
        <<

        There’s lots of weird things in the Star Trek universe. The Star Trek future is an extrapolation of the United States government system. That system is currently on the decline. I doubt that any future global system will ever be as protective of individual freedoms as the US system once was.

        Jim

        • DirkH says:

          Imagine, their Prime Directive is not to meddle with any culture they find, and the real Prime Directive of the UN is to depopulate wildland and countrysides and move people into Stack and pack cities against their will (Agenda 21 / ICLEI)
          (And, meddling was the prime mojo of the UN even back then, see Katanga).

  6. Lars P. says:

    Well, speaking of Star Trek, I wonder what the bright spots on Ceres are…:
    https://suyts.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/saddest-thing-about-mcconnells-capitulation-cnn/#comment-158156
    and indeed James what could have NASA achieved with a couple of trillion…

  7. Mark Luhman says:

    Nimoy passing does sadden me, I was and am a huge Star Trek fan and will continue to be so. Having never met the man I only have the his work on screen to judge him by. I had typed a long comment about the people whom made comments about his political stand all I can say when a man as a whole accomplished something good we should mourn them and we should be sadden with the passing of anyone, in a lot of cases the men who overall did not do good work or where flat out evil. we should sadden by their deaths but not mourned their deaths and we should never celebrate any man’s death no mater how evil they were, relief of their evil yes, celebration no.

    Leonard Nimoy and his life and work to the most part was good and his loss is not unexpected but it does none the less sadden me and I will mourn his passing. I think that we all should have our personal or so be a public wake in the celebration of his life and wish him a good place in the afterlife, we can only hope there is an afterlife and there is a good place in it and we all will end up there also! Leonard you did Live Long and Prospered, may you now rest in peace.

  8. cdquarles says:

    I wonder how many people knew that Leonard Nimoy did other shows than the original Star Trek series?

    • Jim Masterson says:

      After Star Trek TOS, I started to see Leonard Nimoy in various repeats of classic old TV shows. I saw him in an episode titled “I, Robot.” I originally thought it was a Twilight Zone, but it turns out to be from Outer Limits (He was also in a Twilight Zone episode too). He was the host of “In Search Of . . . ” and that series seemed to go on forever (lots and lots of repeats apparently). I enjoyed the TV movie, “Baffled.” He played a race car driver with ESP. I like shows about ESP. I have an old laser disk of “Bangles Greatest Hits.” Nimoy appears as a chauffeur or something in one of their videos. Nimoy has a very extensive filmography.

      Jim

      • cdquarles says:

        The show everyone seems to forget about was the Mission:Impossible series.

        • Jim Masterson says:

          I thought everyone remembered him on that show (it wasn’t one of my favorites). As I said, Nimoy had an extensive filmography. What’s interesting is that no one remembers the leader of the IMF team before Jim Phelps (Peter Graves). It was Daniel Briggs (Steven Hill from Law and Order).

          Jim

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