One of the brightest spots in our galaxy has gone out. Leonard Nimoy passed away today at age 83 and whether you were a Star Trek fan or not there’s no denying his iconic portrayal of the complex character, Spock. Every scene he shared with his fellow cast members brought new depth to the Vulcan scientist and offered audiences one-half of a defining friendship that would make or break an entire franchise.
My folks came to U.S. as immigrants, aliens, and became citizens. I was born in Boston, a citizen, went to Hollywood and became an alien.
The iconic role mentioned above defined his career but it never fully defined the man. He worked on other television properties (such as Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, In Search Of… and Fringe), directed his own features, wrote novels (I Am Spock, I Am Not Spock) all the while helping to usher in a brand new generation of fans to a property he himself helped pioneer.
It goes without saying that Leonard Nimoy the man and the myth will be missed. And we here at Unleash The Fanboy wanted to take the time to remember the icon that had an impact on our lives and many others while sending our sincerest condolences to his friends and family.
One last time Mr. Nimoy, “Live long and prosper.”