Random wibblings of an insane science fiction fan
I was not prepared for how sad his passing made me. I've long been a fan of Trek, but I'm hardly what you'd call a Trekkie. But, regardless, we lost somebody special.
We did. I sometimes jokingly refer to myself as "a lapsed Trekkie." What I mean by that, I think, is that although I've moved on to other enthusiasms, and although I now can look back and see all the flaws in the original series (and in its successors, too), Star Trek, and especially Spock, were enormously important to me growing up and had a lot of influence on the person I became. And Nimoy deserves a lot of the credit for making that happen. He also seems, to all appearances and by all accounts, to have been a genuinely nice guy.It feels a bit end-of-an-era-ish. It really does.