Saturday, February 28, 2015

Farewell Mr. Spock - Leonard Nimoy passes away at 83

"Of all the souls I've encountered in my travels... His was the most... Human." - Admiral James T. Kirk giving a eulogy for Captain Spock in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

As a life-long Star Trek fan... It certainly is hard to lose one of your heroes, let alone arguably the most popular and iconic member of the original cast of the original Star Trek television series created by Gene Roddenberry.

This past February 27, the world was shocked over the news that beloved actor, director, and Mr. Spock himself Leonard Nimoy passed away at the age of 83.

The official Star Trek Facebook page updated fans with the sad news... With literally thousands responding and remembering this fine actor.

In addition to his credentials as the famous half-human, half-vulcan second-in-command and first officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Nimoy is also known to pop culture fans as the voice of Galvatron in Transformers: The Movie, as well as Sentinel Prime in Michael Bay's 2011 Transformers film "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". Besides Star Trek, he's also starred in various television shows like The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Dragnet, and Mission: Impossible. As director, he directed Star Trek III: The Search For Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and even reprised his role as the aging Spock in the new generation of Star Trek films in 2009's Star Trek and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.

If this scene from Star Trek II is any indication of how sorely he will be missed by the world.

Live Long and Prosper Spock... And Rest In Peace, Leonard Nimoy. :(

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