01 March 2015

R.I.P LEONARD NIMOY

The great, great Leonard Nimoy, actor, director, singer, writer and photographer has died at the age of 83 due to a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Nimoy became famous for portraying the half-human, half-Vulcan Spock in all 79 episodes of Gene Roddenberry's legendary TV series "Star Trek" (1966-1969), a role he later repised in "Star Trek: The Animated Series" (1973-1973), six "Star Trek" feature films (1979-1991), a two-part episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" ("Unification", 1991) and in both films of the "Star Trek" reboot series (2009-2013).

Outside of Star Trek, he starred in two seasons of "Mission: Impossible" (1969-1971), appeared in various episodes of "Night Gallery" (1972), "Columbo" (1973), "T.J. Hooker" (1983), "The Outer Limits" (1995), "Invasion America" (1998), "The Big Bang Theory" (2012) and "Fringe" (2012), he hosted and narrated 38 episodes of the documentary series "In Search Of..." (1976-1982) and made an appearance in the sci-fi uber-classic "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers" (1978).

Nimoy also had a brief directing career between 1973 and 1995. He directed two Star Trek films ["Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" (1984) & "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)],
light-hearted comedy features à la "3 Men and a Baby" (1987) or "Funny about Love" (1990), and episodes for series like "Night Gallery" (1973) or "T.J. Hooker" (1983).

I've always enjoyed Nimoy as an actor, though I wouldn't call myself a hardcore fan. If you wanna read something more emotional than my ramblings, you should check out my friend Christian's eulogy which is really excellent: CLICK HERE!

Rest in Peace, Leonard Nimoy.
May your soul Live Long And Prosper.

1931 - 2015

2 comments:

  1. And my inner geek cried a little last Friday...

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  2. Excellent eulogy, Harry. Leonard Nimoy was a marvel and will be sorely missed.

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