Live Long and Prosper

Spock by John DiBiase

As many of you already know, we lost famed actor Leonard Nimoy today. This doesn’t just impact me as a Trekkie, but hurts even deeper. From the letters Nimoy sent (in character) to frustrated and anxious youth, to his many awesome accomplishments outside of television alone, there is tons of things about him to celebrate. A lot of the amazing contributions he’s made to media have effected me, whether directly or indirectly. His portrayal of Spock alone helped to push the “to what degree is non-human” trope that authors love into the limelight. In fact, one of my favorite Trek quotes acknowledges this. While I was planning on writing a long post dedicated to Nimoy, I just don’t know if I can right now. But, none the less, he will be missed. Despite that, let us remember him as a both a cherished part of our ever growing fandom and as an incredible person in general.

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