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  • Leonard Nimoy: In Memory Still Bright

    Sad to say this is confirmed. Leonard Nimoy has passed away at age 83.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/...d=ansVariety11

    He appeared via Skype at a local convention last year and seemed to enjoy it. He took the laptop around and gave a small tour of his house, showed us a train that ran along the top of one room and his grandson played his guitar for us.

    He'll live long in our memories.

    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    Originally posted by Jan View Post
    Sad to say this is confirmed. Leonard Nimoy has passed away at age 83.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/...d=ansVariety11

    He appeared via Skype at a local convention last year and seemed to enjoy it. He took the laptop around and gave a small tour of his house, showed us a train that ran along the top of one room and his grandson played his guitar for us.

    He'll live long in our memories.

    Jan
    He will live long in our memory, indeed ...

    He may have gone beyond the Rim, but for us he will remain - in memory still bright ...
    Last edited by babylonlurker; 02-27-2015, 11:30 AM.
    Jan from Denmark

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    • #3
      He will be greatly missed. I have been thinking about this all day. Just think of the millions of people around the world who have seen him as Spock. Say what you will about the new movies, they'll never have the impact that original series did. I mean he was Spock around the globe for so many decades. I don't think the new movies will ever be viewed across so many generations spanning so many continents. Sure not everyone is a Trek fan, but I bet many more people would have identified him as Spock than will ever identify Quinto as Spock in the future.
      Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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      • #4
        Sad news indeed.
        This one is taking a while to sink in.

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        • #5
          Although I have never met Mr. Nimoy, I was fortunate that I was able to see him perform live in his one person show "Vincent" at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Nimoy based the play on letters that Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo exchanged.

          Mr. Nimoy's death still feels unreal to me and has not fully sunk in. I am still in mourning. Leonard Nimoy along with the persona Spock, Isaac Asimov and Albert Einstein were role models for me from sixth grade through college. I'm feeling the same way as I did when Isaac Asimov died in 1992 or when the Challenger exploded at throttle up T+73 in 1986.

          IMDb devoted its home page to Mr. Nimoy after his death became public through the end of Saturday. They also have a memorial page (IMDb Remembers Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015) and two polls as a memorial:

          In addition to Star Trek, I was also a fan of Mission Impossible. When Star Trek concluded its run, Mr. Nimoy became a regular cast member on Mission Impossible as The Great Paris, a master of disguise. I found out from Greg Morris's son (Phil Morris), that Greg Morris (Barney Collier) and Leonard Nimoy became very good friends on the show. They remained friends until Greg Morris's death and remained a family friend thereafter. Phil Morris first met Mr. Nimoy, when Mr. Morris had a minor part in the Star Trek episode Miri. He considers Leonard Nimoy a friend and mentor.

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          • #6
            I was a die hard Trek fan when I was younger and I would watch TOS re-runs on BBC2 all the time, as well as TNG when that started airing. Trek was a safe place I could just escape to, and it was fun to languish in that fantasy world for the duration of an episode. Nothing got in the way of me watching Trek back then!

            I thought Nimoy was also great in Fringe, which ranks as one of my fav SF shows of recent years.
            Last edited by Ubik; 03-02-2015, 04:19 AM.
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            • #7
              Nimoy's Spock character and TOS had a positive influence on TV Sci-fi.
              I just finished series one of Blakes 7 and loved all the Trek references.

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