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Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy died today

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So, as you probably already know, Leonard Nimoy died today. There’s not really much I have to add to what’s already been said, thousands of times over.

The first movie I can remember going to in the theater is The Search for Spock. Star Wars may have been the bigger phenomenon in the early ’80s, but Star Trek was on TV, regularly. For a kid born in the late ’70s to geek parents, with no older siblings to pass on the Star Wars bug, Trek was simply more present. I was never precisely fannish about it, but I liked it, I’ve watched most of the movies, and I know I’ve seen nearly every episode of TOS and TNG at some point or another.

I saw a lot of references to Nimoy today as the “soul” of Trek, and, yeah: That sounds about right.

Some other tributes under the cut.

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Game of Thrones, Adam Driver get Emmy nods

tyrionGame of Thrones leads the Emmy nominations this morning with 19 nods, including best drama. Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Diana Rigg all got acting nominations.

Meanwhile, Episode VII’s Adam Driver is up for supporting actor in a comedy series for Girls.

American Horror Story: Coven also cleaned up in the miniseries category, with 17 nominations, including much of the cast.

Rumor: Steven Moffat offered a Star Wars movie?

UPDATE: Moffat’s wife and Sherlock co-producer Sue Vertue has denied the rumor, saying that it’s “news to him!” Original report below:

moffatSo. Jedi News reports of rumblings that Doctor Who and Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat has been offered a Star Wars film. They’re not sure if this is an Episode or standalone, but I’d guess at the latter.

Moffat is… highly controversial to say the least, particularly among female fans. But I do love his early Who (his/Matt Smith’s first full season is what hooked me on the show) and fairy-tale focus. Conflict! Of course, it’s just a rumor.