I’m prone to not posting on certain ‘hot’ topics for not wanting to add to the general noise level of Internet discourse, but it’s been pointed out that while noise level can be bad, signal strength counts and ought to be strengthened further. It’s one of my little irrationalities. I’m posting this now because of a book I’d been given just this last weekend:
Leonard Nimoy passed away on February 27 of this year, and an enormous loss that was as celebrity deaths go. Spock was for many years and still is my favorite Star Trek character, and Nimoy played him with such a wicked deadpan sense of humor, bringing life to the role of an alien with a distinctly human side.
But Spock was not the only role I remember him for. There was the time he did the gravelly, badass voice of Galvatron in the 1986 animated Transformers Movie, his hosting of the television show In Search Of, his appearances in the Simpsons, and his role in the 1970s remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Those stand out to me the most.
He put his heart into whatever role he played, and in so many instances showed what it meant to be human, with or without logic or the pointed ears.
Leonard, thank you. I salute you, as an inspiration to people past, present and future. You shall not be forgotten, at least not by my Troythuluness, and perhaps not until the universe goes cold and dark in the Big Freeze, collapses in the Big Crunch, or tears itself to shreds in the Big Rip…
…Or maybe not until it’s hungrily devoured by Lovecraftian Things from Outside™.
You’ve lived long and prospered. I can only hope to do as well. Peace out.