Leonard Nimoy – a dear sweet piece of my childhood – has passed on. I will miss his wit, wisdom, and “logic”. My Dad was, and is, the ultimate “Trekkie” so we watched all the
old “classic” Star Trek episodes while I was growing up. When the Star Trek movies came out, we eagerly attended every single one. For the record, Star Trek IV:The Voyage Home – with the whales – remains my favorite (and it even includes a little Mormon joke). I remember how much dad loved Mr. Spock. Probably because dad admired and identified with Spock’s character so much. Dad really is a lot like Mr. Spock – calm, logical, always able to look for solutions and rise above the emotion of a problem.
Unless of course he was captured and forced to sing a cautionary love ballad. 😀
I couldn’t resist sharing this video clip from the 1968 episode “Plato’s Stepchildren”. Leonard Nimoy actually sang on several occasions throughout his career. The most memorable would probably be his campy Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. But, since today is a more solemn occasion, we will stick with Bitter Dregs. And, in case you never knew the history of the “Vulcan Salute”, or you just want to enjoy a really lovely interview with Leonard Nimoy as “himself”, be sure to watch this fascinating Yiddish oral history project clip.
Live Long and Prosper, Leonard! You will be dearly missed, but your legacy will live on for generations to come. I can only imagine how exciting your heavenly homecoming must have been. You’ve now “boldly gone” to the true Final Frontier. You’re having the chance to explore the mysterious and wondrous world we mortals can only dream about, but eventually will each get our turn for the voyage. – MoSop