Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard's Gone….


Just found out that Leonard Nimoy has died.

Read his obituary in The New York Times.

I can't even begin to tell you what this man has meant to me.

His Spock is, for me, one of the best Speculative Fiction characters of all time.

I'm really at a loss for words here, except to say that I'm glad that he was the actor to play the original Spock, and that he will be the only Spock for me.

Todd Haberkorn, though, does a brilliant rendition of Nimoy's Spock.

However, Mr. Nimoy's other works were pretty impressive too.

Remember him in Mission Impossible?

How about my favorite Nimoy show outside of Star Trek, In Search Of!

That Golden voice!  No one did narration better than him, I don't care what British actor you put him up against!

I loved Leonard Nimoy in the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers! I wish he'd done more movies besides the Star Trek ones. He had presence, strong character rendition, and of course, the voice.

This is truly a loss, even though I understand that he was a longtime smoker and that ultimately took his life.  I also understand that he was a longtime smoker who was 83 when he died.

It was still a life well lived! Actor, poet, writer, photographer--a renaissance man of the most supreme order!

An one sexy son-of-a-gun! A cool dark drink of slender, elegant 6'1 proportions, intense dark eyes, and of course--the voice!

Always that voice.

Well, there's not much more that I can say at this time.  I just wanted to express my profound sense of loss, and how it's so keenly felt in these times of lousy movies, anemic television, and less than stellar actors, who seem to be much better at posing for the covers of GQ and Marie Claire than they are at either conveying complex emotions or character development.

Oh, well.

I guess this is truly Goodbye.

Goodbye to my favorite Vulcan, and favorite Bostonian.

Thanks, Mr. Nimoy, for everything.

Leonard Nimoy

May You Live Long and Prosper in the next dimension.

Godspeed, sir.