I grew up with Star Trek, like some of you, when I was doing that growing up, it was with “Star Trek”-there was no TNG, no DS9, no Voyager.
Star Trek was a thing you watched after school on the local non-network Affiliate, and we watched it every day.
Then, the movies came out, and we waited eagerly for every one (and I saw them all in the theaters).
Without Spock, it really didn’t feel like Star Trek for a long, long time.
a little dusting of green makeup, some rubber ears-and Leonard Nimoy and Mr. Nimoy created a being that inspired millions of people to be better people.
In his last few years, he wasn’t able to be as active in the scene as he had been, but without him, I think maybe Star Trek wouldn’t have become the phenomena it has been for almost fifty years now, and we wouldn’t even, by extension, HAVE a Klingon Empire to have a faction in a game based on Star Trek to play.
He’s gone now, at least physically gone.
Rest in peace, and remember…
Leonard Nimoy, 1931 to 2015