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Actor Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

By February 27, 2015Blog

“Live long and prosper”

Leonard Nimoy, who immortalized the classic Star Trek character Spock, has passed away today at the age of 83, according to the New York Times. No one at Red Thread Pictures personally knew Mr. Nimoy or had any professional dealings with him but there is no reason to not acknowledge a Hollywood treasure and legend who has influenced so many in different ways over an illustrious career.

The picture to the right of this article is actually a painting that hangs in my office [Kevin Coll]. Every time I look at this painting it reminds me that being logical is important in every aspect of our lives. Emotions aren’t bad and sometimes the right emotions at the right time are merely, logical. However, the ability to reason, to see things clearly; that makes our species such an amazing presence on this planet.

In the NY Times article above, Nimoy, is quoted saying,

“To this day, I sense Vulcan speech patterns, Vulcan social attitudes and even Vulcan patterns of logic and emotional suppression in my behavior,” Mr. Nimoy wrote years after the original series ended.

But that wasn’t such a bad thing, he discovered. “Given the choice,” he wrote, “if I had to be someone else, I would be Spock.”

I can only feel the same way, especially as age and maturity continues to evolve in my personality and life, that my genuine “Kirk way” of living is quickly being replaced by that of a likeness to Spock. Mr. Nimoy will always be Spock but his talents went beyond just a character and were used as a poet, a photographer and musician. Many people will use the phrase “live long and prosper,” when they talk about him over the coming days and weeks. Many will believe that catchphrase is improper, inappropriate and possibly offensive but a “logical” use of his immortal words is the only way many can use to remember a legend. I do not believe Spock would mine and surely Mr. Nimoy wouldn’t either.

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