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.
"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love." -William Shatner http://t.co/U8ZN98tVYp
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015
Rest in peace with the stars, my dear friend. pic.twitter.com/D2dVG6I9Xi
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 27, 2015
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) February 27, 2015
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) February 27, 2015
The only blue and gold that matter today. pic.twitter.com/4uPBS40iIa
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) February 27, 2015
— NASA (@NASA) February 27, 2015