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Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

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We all knew it was coming, eventually. He lived a long life, prospered, and made an impression on literally millions of people all over the world. His voice and face were instantly recognizable and he certainly left an indelible mark on my life

 

Mr Nimoy had announced last year that he had been diagnosed with COPD, a chronic respiratory disease caused by smoking, that has no cure. He encouraged his followers to stop smoking. His last tweet, made at 2:36 AM on Feb 23, 2015 said "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"

 

(He always signed his posts Live long and Prosper)

 
He will be well and truly missed!

 

Good night Spock. Goodbye Mr Nimoy. Rest in peace.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html?_r=0

 

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Aw, this makes me quite sad. Loved (well, still do) Star Trek as a kid and Mr. Spock was surely my favourite. Being a long-time Civilization player I also loved his voice narrating the tech tree in Civilization 4.

 

He was just one of those people I would have liked to grab a beer with.

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I met him when I was very little. I was on the bus in New York with my mom, and I was staring with my mouth open and was probably vibrating from head to toe, not believing what I was seeing, until my mom finally had enough and asked for his autograph for me. He was very nice.

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I met him when I was very little. I was on the bus in New York with my mom, and I was staring with my mouth open and was probably vibrating from head to toe, not believing what I was seeing, until my mom finally had enough and asked for his autograph for me. He was very nice.

Wow! Now I am jealous! Do you still have the autograph?

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Indeed, it eventually had to happen, we're all human.

 

RIP Mr Nimoy.
Send our regards to Scotty, Bones and Gene.

 

Live long and prosper.

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Nimoy was also an IFR-rated pilot. There was a video on YouTube from the 1970s where at the end of the interview he got into his Piper Arrow and flew off to give a lecture somewhere. Unfortunately the video was taken down. I did find this screen shot:

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It is the logical end to human life. Probably the last words he uttered. He was great.

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Wow! Now I am jealous! Do you still have the autograph?

 

Lost it forever ago. Vanished in the mists of Childhood, with all my old GI Joes.......  :(

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It's a pity he wasn't really a Vulcan, otherwise he'd still be with us in body. At least his spirit will live on in literally untold millions of folk's memories.

 

That's a pretty impressive legacy by anyone's measure.

 

LLAP Mr. Nimoy

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At least his spirit will live on in literally untold millions of folk's memories.

 

True. No joke, my lifelong devotion to calm, logic and rationality was derived directly from my childhood attraction to the character of Spock. I use to look at myself in the mirror and practice raising my eyebrows as a kid until it became a part of me.

 

Now thats, an impact.

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I use to look at myself in the mirror and practice raising my eyebrows as a kid until it became a part of me.

 

Now thats, an impact.

Long before Spock, I stood in front of a mirror practicing the 'three-finger salute.' Decades later however, despite spending six times the amount of time I'd spent mastering that questionable skill, I had no success whatsoever mastering the "Vulcan salute..." :blush:

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Long before Spock, I stood in front of a mirror practicing the 'three-finger salute.' Decades later however, despite spending six times the amount of time I'd spent mastering that questionable skill, I had no success whatsoever mastering the "Vulcan salute..." :blush:

 

Easy as breathing.............   :lol:

 

With either hand!!!

 

By the way, the proper response to the greeting "Live long and prosper." is the polite reply, "Peace, and long life."

 

Anyway, before we all get too somber, lets remember life is a journey with lots of destinations. Sad times like this, but it's the fun times and the good memories that we really hold onto.

 

 

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He was like 250 years old, right?  Plus he got killed and his brain moved around and mind-melded a couple of times?  I remember Bones doing a brain transplant on one episode after some aliens took his brain to run their world.

 

He truly changed a generation or more of us.  It's very easy to imagine his real life personality being like Spock.

 

He has been and will always be.....

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An icon and a source of inspiration to millions of fans, myself included.

 

Greatly missed, and fondly remembered.

 

IDIC - Infinite Diversity, In Infinite Combinations.

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As well I used to stand in front of the mirror and practice the Vulcan salute  B)

 

Star Trek was very much apart of my childhood and all the way through adulthood as well with every new movie they would produce. The Wrath Of Khan will always be my favourite and The Voyage Home will always make me laugh as it took a completely different direction and was a lot of fun.

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I went to ComicCon last year and met Shatner in person for reasons like this, he's 83. Wish I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Nimoy. Another icon of TOS has passed on, RIP...

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I was a big fan of the TV series and of the Star Trek films. He was my favourite character. Dry humour and a very likeable person.

He was also very good in Mission Impossible TV series. How they ever engineered those plots I'll never know.

Remembered with affection. LLAP :Applause:

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Star Trek Online players pay their respect to Leonard Nimoy


 


I want to once again express my heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and fans of Leonard Nimoy. Everyone at Cryptic Studios was saddened to hear of his passing and we want to make sure we never forget the cultural impact of the man or the character he played. To that end, the Star Trek Online team will implement a standing in-game memorial to Spock and Leonard Nimoy this Thursday March 5th with our regular weekly maintenance.


In this way, we hope to keep his memory as alive in our game as he is in all of our hearts.


LLAP


Steve Ricossa Executive Producer


 


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Of all of the characters to ever grace the Star Trek universe, Mr. Spock was my favorite.  Leonard Nimoy may no longer be with us, but he will not be forgotten.

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