Saturday, February 28, 2015

Thoughts on Leonard Nimoy

Originally posted on my Tumblr, thought I'd repost it here too:

(via Los Angeles Times)
I'm not going to bullshit and claim that TOS was what got me into Star Trek. It was TNG. But I fell head over heels in love with the TOS movies more than the TNG ones. The Wrath of Khan, The Voyage Home, and The Undiscovered Country aren't just my three favorite Trek movies, but three of my all-time favorite movies period. I think The Motion Picture is underrated and under-appreciated. One of the reasons why I love these movies is because of Leonard Nimoy. Spock's mindmeld with V'Ger in TMP is fantastic. His death in TWoK is still hard hitting and not gonna lie, I still get a little teary eyed over it. Nimoy's acting in TVH is what really makes the movie one of the best. Same with TUC.

I think it's also critically important that we look beyond Spock and directly at Leonard Nimoy himself. He was a photographer, a musician (famous for the song “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins), writer, and director. He was also the internet's honorary grandpa. We brought joy to to millions and inspired people to become scientists.

In short, Leonard Nimoy lived long and prospered, now he rests in peace.

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