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Leonard Nimoy Passes

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Djarum, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    a true Renaissance Man
     
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  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    RIP. To quote Kirk, "of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human." A sad day - part of my childhood just passed.
     
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  3. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Nimoy brought to life one of the largest cultural icons of the past 50 or 60 years. Perhaps Spock wouldn't have had as much impact if he were portrayed by another actor.
     
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  4. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

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    Ken
    R.I.P. Lao Dan.
     
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  5. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    He lived long and prospered. Quite right too.

    -R
     
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  6. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    He was so much more than the actor that played Spock, too. He had an impressive body of work in movies, TV, books and even photography.

    He will be missed.
     
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  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Always my favourite character from Star Trek... sad day.
     
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  8. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    One of the reasons I posted it here is because he was a really good photographer. Some of his stuff was really good.
     
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  9. He will be missed.

    Anyone have a link to his photography?

    On a slightly lighter note, who are the crew on the new Star Trek series going to call when they need help?
     
  10. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    always loved his characters. he was a truly unique
     
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  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    the bit about photography begins around 11 minutes in....
     
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  12. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    A few of my favorite snippets by Spock:

    "Frankly I was rather dismayed by your use of the term 'half-breed'." - TOS, Dr. Corby.
    (Examining filmstrip) - "Poor photography" - TOS, Assignment Earth.
    "Doctor, I'm due for another injection of stochaline." - TOS, By Any Other Name.
    "My operatives would avenge my death, and some of them are Vulcans." - TOS, Mirror, Mirror.
    (To Dr. McCoy) - "He's probably terrified of your beads and rattles." - TOS, I ,Mudd.
    "That's exactly why I hate you, because you're identical." - TOS, I, Mudd.
    "Logic is a little birdie chirping in a meadow. Logic is a wreath of pretty flowers which smell bad." - TOS, I, Mudd.
    "I would advise youse to keep dialing, Oxmyx." - TOS, Piece of the Action.
    "I am attempting to build a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bearskins." - TOS, All our Yesterdays.
    "Fortunately I am immune to its effect." - TOS, Trouble with Tribbles.

    "What does it mean, exact change?" - Star Trek IV.
    "How will playing cards help?" - Star Trek IV.
    "There's an old Vulcan proverb - only Nixon could go to China." - Star Trek VI.
    "Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end." - Star Trek VI.
     
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  13. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Reminds me of my own mortality - Vale Leonard.
     
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  14. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    He created and a great character and it got to evolve over time. He and Kirk were two sides of the human character and you could learn a lot from thinking about their interaction. As an 8-10 yr old during the original series, this was a memorable part of my childhood. BTW, I still think the line "There's an old Vulcan proverb - only Nixon could go to China." is one of the funniest.
     
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  15. lenshacker

    lenshacker SC Regular

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    Nov 21, 2014
    The world seems a bit more empty without Leonard Nimoy. Many of us were inspired to go into Science and Engineering because of the character that he portrayed on Star Trek.

    He of course played more rolls, was in the original "I, Robot" episode in the Outer Limits and then reprised it 30 years later with his son directing the episode.

    And who could forget him smiling as Paris in Mission Impossible. Took a few episodes to get used to!
     
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