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Friday, February 27, 2015

#RIPNimoy

Via Star Trek fb
Leonard Nimoy who is most famous for playing the half-human and half-vulcan Mr. Spock on the 1960s Star Trek series has passed away. Apparenly he succumbed to late stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

While he was most famous as a result of Star Trek, he had been acting on TV for many years having been seen on this Chicago set 1950s TV series M Squad, the classic Twilight Zone and he also starred on Mission: Impossible. He had been retired from acting for many years until having appeared the JJ Abrams rebooted Star Trek films in 2009 and 2013.

I'm so tempted to find Mr. Spock's first actual appearance on film. Star Trek was born from two pilots one of which was rejected by NBC. This pilot is one that until much later Trek fans finally had a chance to watch in syndication. Although clips of that rejected pilot was seen in a first season episode called "The Managerie".

[VIDEO] In this clip Spock says nothing he only touches those blue petals of those flowers and smiles at his then Captain Christopher Pike on this strange planet they were exploring. Since this was from the pilot the general expectations that Vulcans share no emotion hadn't been established.

Well at least there are many episodes and movies of Star Trek to remember him by and we do have the new movies as well. Alas he won't repeat his performance as Spock in the third movie expected to come out next year. 2016 will be the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.

May he rest in peace.

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