Live long and prosper

Written By: - Date published: 1:07 pm, February 28th, 2015 - 13 comments
Categories: Deep stuff, tv - Tags: ,

Sorry to hear today of the passing of Leonard Nimoy.

13 comments on “Live long and prosper”

  1. Mr. Nimoy, who was teaching Method acting at his own studio when he was cast in the original “Star Trek” television series in the mid-1960s, relished playing outsiders, and he developed what he later admitted was a mystical identification with Spock, the lone alien on the starship’s bridge.

    Yet he also acknowledged ambivalence about being tethered to the character, expressing it most plainly in the titles of two autobiographies: “I Am Not Spock,” published in 1977, and “I Am Spock,” published in 1995.

    In the first, he wrote, “In Spock, I finally found the best of both worlds: to be widely accepted in public approval and yet be able to continue to play the insulated alien through the Vulcan character.”

    I learned a lot from the obituary.

  2. McFlock 5

    Time marches on in its own inexorable way, I guess. Bugger.

  3. risildowgtn 6

    Search for Spock is on menu for movie watchin tonite…

  4. Wonderpup 7

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

    • Adele 7.1

      Kiaora Wonderpup

      I remain a huge Star Trek – a recall Spock did in fact have a crisis of logic in respect to the “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” insofar at the possibility of sacrificing his friends for the greater good. He opted instead to save the few. Logically he blamed his humanity.

  5. Murray Rawshark 8

    RIP Leonard Nimoy. I thought you were great. Star Trek also gave us Sulu, Uhura, and Chekhov. It might all look corny now, but the program did break a few boundaries in the sixties.

  6. Rest in peace you amazing man.

  7. Incognito 10

    Spock struggled with his identity and so did Nimoy. Self-awareness is the first step towards self-acceptance. Both Mr Spock and Dr Spock have had a major influence on my life.

  8. Pasupial 11


  9. There were so many things about Nimoy’s characterisation of Spock that I found admirable. He portrayed the best that humanity could strive for…

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