Friday, February 27, 2015

He Lived Long And Prospered

There are some people whose work is so much a part of our lives that it seems inconceivable that they might ever one day not be around. Leonard Nimoy is -- was -- is one of these people. Dammit.


  1. 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.

    1. 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.