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Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015

CupOfTea 27 Feb 15 - 01:45 PM
GUEST 27 Feb 15 - 01:52 PM
Ed T 27 Feb 15 - 02:07 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 27 Feb 15 - 02:38 PM
GUEST,Blandiver (Astray) 27 Feb 15 - 02:45 PM
Ed T 27 Feb 15 - 03:07 PM
Acme 27 Feb 15 - 03:28 PM
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GUEST,Dave the Gnome 27 Feb 15 - 03:43 PM
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Subject: BS: Spock's really gone
From: CupOfTea
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 01:45 PM

So sad to hear of Leonard Nimoy's death. I was such a staunch Trek fan as a kid that I refused to watch the show that replaced it for years, (missed some prime Laugh-In, but I held out) never got into going to the conventions, though

Had the chance to see him act live - as Sherlock Holmes (and amusingly, Alan Seus as Moriarty) at the Cleveland Playhouse. More fun was meeting him when he came to Cleveland to do his one man show Vincent, where he played Theo VanGogh. He lectured before the show at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where I was then a student. He used back projections of VanGogh's paintings in the show, and part of his lecture to art students was an unforgettable example of why we should always look at the ACTUAL piece of art when we could and not trust Art History class slides. He showed us the very same painting as shown in slides from 3 different sources - and they were like three different color ways of a print. Made me glad I was learning art history in a place with a world class museum. I have a cherished picture I took of him examining slides in the CIA library.

He was an interesting man, and I'm glad I met him.

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: BS: Spock's really gone
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 01:52 PM

The big guy has finally beamed him up I guess.


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Subject: RE: BS: Spock's really gone
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 02:07 PM

Nice ears, good honest-humour, and an excellent mind meld-RIP.


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Subject: RE: BS: Spock's really gone
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 02:38 PM

Sad to hear. By coincidence, a Comicon-type event is happening this weekend in our city. I'm sure Mr. Nimoy's passing will alter both the tone and content of that event a bit. I can't imagine anyone more iconic to the sci-fi/fantasy crowd.


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Subject: RE: BS: Spock's really gone
From: GUEST,Blandiver (Astray)
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 02:45 PM

Happy Trails, fellow traveller! He's been my intergalactic guiding light for as long as I can remember (although I think the cosmic trickster Jonathan Harris got in there first!). Been listening to some great things on YouTube, but this brought a tear to my eye...

There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far
Very far, over land and sea

A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uthfVsLajIQ&index=10&list=RDoWIJEUm_Jl0


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Subject: RE: BS: Spock's really gone
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 03:07 PM

""Without followers, evil cannot spread."" -

SPOCK, Star Trek: "And The Children Shall Lead"


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Subject: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: Acme
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 03:28 PM

He was a singer. He had some albums out. I listened years ago and wasn't a fan, but he may have improved. Mostly, he was Mr. Spock for generations of television and movie viewers.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/28/arts/television/for-leonard-nimoy-spocks-hold-made-reaching-escape-velocity-futile.html

For Leonard Nimoy, Spock's Hold Made Reaching Escape Velocity Futile

The title of Leonard Nimoy's autobiography was "I Am Not Spock," and that so offended some fans that he followed it with a second, "I Am Spock."

The actor who won a permanent place on the altar of pop culture for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on "Star Trek," was almost as famous for wanting to be remembered for other things.

And that is, of course, highly illogical.

It's hard to think of another star who was so closely and affectionately identified with a single role. Even George Reeves, the first television Superman, was also one of the Tarleton twins in "Gone With the Wind."

It's even harder to think of a television character that so fully embodied and defined a personality type. Just as Scrooge became synonymous with miser, and Peter Pan became a syndrome, Spock was dispassion personified.

Crime fiction and the movies offered Sherlock Holmes as the ultimate aloof, brainy hero. But until "Star Trek," television didn't really have anyone that distinctively — and irresistibly — coldblooded, cerebral and punctilious. (Mr. Peabody of the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon show came close, but he was a beagle and quite affectionate in his fusty way.) . . .


See the rest at the link.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: Acme
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 03:40 PM

I think in coming days and weeks you'll see a lot of scientists and philosophers waxing nostalgic on the Spock character in particular and Star Trek in general and they way they inspired science and ethics. Celebrities and Scientists. The Prime Directive (do not interfere) may have been one of the most influential philosophical ideas out of the program (attributable to Roddenberry, but enforced by Kirk, Spock, and the rest).

SRS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 03:43 PM

He did live long and prosper.

RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 04:08 PM

Star Trek was an after tea essential in the fB household
RIP Mr. Nimoy


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 04:12 PM

Very sad indeed.

I worry for Sheldon...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: Mrrzy
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 05:18 PM

He lived long, and he prospered. And he will be missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: olddude
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 07:10 PM

Sad


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 08:43 PM

Fr. Ted Hesburgh and Leonard Nimoy, together again. Not that they ever met in life (that I know of)....


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: gnu
Date: 27 Feb 15 - 09:32 PM

RIP cool dude. Thanks for all you did.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 28 Feb 15 - 05:17 AM

So he passed over, The Final Frontier, and all the tribbles sounded for him on the other side.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 Feb 15 - 11:44 AM

My very favorite Spock scene is him not being Herbert. Without automatic prejudice against hippies, you can totally reach.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: GUEST,mavepink
Date: 01 Mar 15 - 07:58 AM

A remarkable talent has boldly gone. May he rest in peace among the stars :(


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: Vic Smith
Date: 01 Mar 15 - 09:03 AM

Mr. Spock -Vulcan Folkie


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: Peter the Squeezer
Date: 01 Mar 15 - 11:12 AM

It's death, Jim, but not as we know it.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Leonard Nimoy, actor, 1931-2015
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 01 Mar 15 - 06:29 PM

Nice article in the LA Times. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-leonard-nimoy-appreciation-20150228-column.html
I also liked this, but I wouldn't have understood it without the subtitles.http://www.openculture.com/2015/02/leonard-nimoy-speaks-yiddish.html


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