Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83

I have very sad news to report. Leonard Nimoy, known by three generations as the classically logical, yet emotional Vulcan alien Spock has died at the age of 83.

This is one of the saddest days for millions of fans of the actor, photographer, writer and director.

Leonard was the only actor to be in the original pilot for "Star Trek" in the episode "The Cage" which featured Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Pike, Majel Barrett as Number One and a very young Vulcan (Nimoy) named Spock.

Nimoy went on to star in three season of the original "Star Trek," made a guest appearance on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," starred as Spock in all six original series big screen films, as well as both reboot films by JJ Abrams.

His black and white photography was applauded by art and photo critics across the globe and made everyone realize there is beauty to be found in every shape and size.

Nimoy directed two "Star Trek" feature films and the critically acclaimed "Two Men and a Baby." He also starred or guest-starred in various other TV and film projects including the "Mission Impossible" television series, "Fringe," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Simpsons," "Never Forget," "A Woman Called Golda," and so many more.

Leonard Nimoy, along with William Shatner was one of my heroes as a young man in the late 60's stationed overseas in a remote outpost in Pakistan. He was the bright and shining light that appeared every week on our Armed Forces Television station in an otherwise dark world of the Cold War period. I will truly miss him as will every other person on this planet who were touched by his presence.

Goodbye Leonard and wherever you now are ... LLAP.

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