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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Djarum, Feb 27, 2015.
a true Renaissance Man
RIP. To quote Kirk, "of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human." A sad day - part of my childhood just passed.
Nimoy brought to life one of the largest cultural icons of the past 50 or 60 years. Perhaps Spock wouldn't have had as much impact if he were portrayed by another actor.
R.I.P. Lao Dan.
He lived long and prospered. Quite right too.
He was so much more than the actor that played Spock, too. He had an impressive body of work in movies, TV, books and even photography.
He will be missed.
Always my favourite character from Star Trek... sad day.
One of the reasons I posted it here is because he was a really good photographer. Some of his stuff was really good.
He will be missed.
Anyone have a link to his photography?
On a slightly lighter note, who are the crew on the new Star Trek series going to call when they need help?
always loved his characters. he was a truly unique
the bit about photography begins around 11 minutes in....
A few of my favorite snippets by Spock:
"Frankly I was rather dismayed by your use of the term 'half-breed'." - TOS, Dr. Corby.
(Examining filmstrip) - "Poor photography" - TOS, Assignment Earth.
"Doctor, I'm due for another injection of stochaline." - TOS, By Any Other Name.
"My operatives would avenge my death, and some of them are Vulcans." - TOS, Mirror, Mirror.
(To Dr. McCoy) - "He's probably terrified of your beads and rattles." - TOS, I ,Mudd.
"That's exactly why I hate you, because you're identical." - TOS, I, Mudd.
"Logic is a little birdie chirping in a meadow. Logic is a wreath of pretty flowers which smell bad." - TOS, I, Mudd.
"I would advise youse to keep dialing, Oxmyx." - TOS, Piece of the Action.
"I am attempting to build a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bearskins." - TOS, All our Yesterdays.
"Fortunately I am immune to its effect." - TOS, Trouble with Tribbles.
"What does it mean, exact change?" - Star Trek IV.
"How will playing cards help?" - Star Trek IV.
"There's an old Vulcan proverb - only Nixon could go to China." - Star Trek VI.
"Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end." - Star Trek VI.
Reminds me of my own mortality - Vale Leonard.
He created and a great character and it got to evolve over time. He and Kirk were two sides of the human character and you could learn a lot from thinking about their interaction. As an 8-10 yr old during the original series, this was a memorable part of my childhood. BTW, I still think the line "There's an old Vulcan proverb - only Nixon could go to China." is one of the funniest.
The world seems a bit more empty without Leonard Nimoy. Many of us were inspired to go into Science and Engineering because of the character that he portrayed on Star Trek.
He of course played more rolls, was in the original "I, Robot" episode in the Outer Limits and then reprised it 30 years later with his son directing the episode.
And who could forget him smiling as Paris in Mission Impossible. Took a few episodes to get used to!