Spock has boldy gone

RIP Spock

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock on Star Trek’s classic series and in so many of the movies, died at the age of 83.

The Guardian says:

“Live long and prosper” was the Vulcan salutation which he made famous as Spock, and which he and fans carried into real life. Tributes to the actor, director, photographer, writer, poet, musician and teacher agreed he had indeed done so.

“I loved him like a brother,” William Shatner, who starred alongside him as Captain Kirk, wrote on Facebook. “We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.”

George Takei, who played Sulu, said the world had lost a great man. “And I lost a great friend. We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to ‘Live Long And Prosper,’ and you indeed did, friend. I shall miss you in so many, many ways.”

Even the US president took a moment on Friday to appreciate Nimoy’s most famous character. “Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy,” Barack Obama said. “I loved Spock,”

The citation supporting Amy’s tweet is here.

Hey, Sheldon, weren’t you going to clone Spock? Hurry up.

RIP Leonard Nimoy.

The team at Dark Matter Zine feels your loss, and your family and friends’ loss.

Condolences to all Leonard Nimoy’s family, friends and fans.

The tributes roll in.