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Jet Bin Fever - 2015-02-27
His last tweet was beautiful.
Someone needs to repost The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins in his honor too.
fluffy - 2015-02-27
It's a shame that whatever social media publicity manager has control over his account is crapping it up right now.

Link to it here before interns lose it forever: https://twitter.com/TheRealNimoy/status/569601054876110848

fluffy - 2015-02-27
Oops, copied the wrong link (although that one's good too). Here's the actual one:


The Mothership - 2015-02-27
Don't worry, The Genesis Planet will sort him out.
crojo - 2015-02-27

Genesis allowed is not! Is planet forbidden.

infinite zest - 2015-02-27

I really don't think I have the words. As a 90s kid I never liked Star Trek. Any of them, really, like "where's the CGI" but it was pretty much the only show my dad would make me watch with him, like "you don't know from what's good, son." He'd bring home those CBS VHSs and we'd watch them together and slowly I realized that he was a lot like Spock. So I looked beyond the space battles and sometimes cheesy sets and focused on the story and characters, and Nimoy became sort of my TV dad. I never had a chance to meet the man, but if I had I'd say "thank you."
Bobonne - 2015-02-27
I'm pretty sure he'd tell you that you're welcome.

http://cdn.nerdapproved.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/spock-g randpa.jpg?874fb4

infinite zest - 2015-02-27

That cheered me up. I'm fortunate to still have a dad of my own, but I never got to know either of my real grandfathers all that well. My grandpa on my mom's side passed when I was 2 and my dad's dad at 10. Thanks again Other Grandpa.

Old_Zircon - 2015-02-27
A child of the 90s? I could have sworn you were in your late 30s or older, IZ.

infinite zest - 2015-02-27
I just turned 33. So I was technically an 80s kid but most of the TV I remember was stuff in the 90s.

Lurchi - 2015-02-27
*bagpipe solo*
Robin Kestrel - 2015-02-27
Just watched him as the bad guy in the 1978 Body Snatchers remake. May he rest in peace.
Old_Zircon - 2015-02-27
One of the best movies.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2015-02-27
I just found out a minute ago, and I came right here.

When Leonard Nimoy appeared in the first JJ Abrams Star Trek in 2009, it was one of the great moments of my moviegoing life, because it was such a wonderful surprise.

I know he directed some movies, but I can't think of a role he played other than Spock. But what a role! I can't imagine StarTrek without Nimoy, and I can't imagine 21st century Nerd culture without Star Trek. I can remember walking around with my dad in Manhattan in the 60s (I was Ten) and Spock posters were in every bookstore. Spock was an icon, and he represented what was special about Star Trek. Spock was the mysterious stranger, with an outsiders view of humanity. He was solitary, isolated. In other words, to quote Kirk's eulogy, he was the most human.

To be typecast as an extraterrestrial would seem to be the worst thing that could happen to an actor, but Nimoy came to embrace the character. Over the years, Spock and Nimoy aged beautifully together. Spock became wiser and more comfortable, it would seem, with his human half. Logic, he said, was the beginning of wisdom, not the end of it.

Nimoy declined to appear in "Generations", a good call, in my opinion. Asked if he was finished with Star Trek, he smiled and said it would be foolish to ever say that he was finished with Star Trek.

He was pretty lucky. He got to be an important part of something important, and he was very good at it. He was born to be the greatest pop culture extraterrestrial of the century.

Congratulations. Thank you.
Binro the Heretic - 2015-02-27
What's left to say besides thank you and farewell.
Sexy Duck Cop - 2015-02-27
I've never watched Star Trek and know Mr. Nimoy primarily from his Tech Tree quotes in Civ IV

"I fooled you. I fooled you. I got pig iron. I got all the pig iron."

"If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both."

"A solar eclipse. The cosmic ballet dances on."
Nominal - 2015-02-27
Which, in Civ 5, was replaced with the wonderful...

...god Civ 5 sucked.

Sexy Duck Cop - 2015-02-28
Ssssshhhh ssssh ssssh ssssssssssssssshhhhhh. I know you're hurting right now but let's not say things we can't take back.

Nikon - 2015-02-27
Damn. He was a good actor and a really kind human being. Rest in peace.
Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2015-02-27
This one hurts.
SixDigitDebt - 2015-02-27
I grew up on Star Trek. I was always drawn to Spock because he was quiet and reserved and dignified and educated. Thoughtful, logical and deeply intuitive. Everything I wanted to be.

This was like losing a piece of my childhood and then, as he embraced the nerd in all of us, I felt like I lost a part of my adulthood too.

I watched the scene of Spock's funeral from Wrath of Khan when I heard and almost broke down a bit.

"Of my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels; his was the most human."

My eye is doing that leaking thing. afk
The Mothership - 2015-02-27
I'm not ashamed to say that I cried today. like real tears, cause Spock was one of my heroes growing up.
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2015-02-28
He was really young for a Vulcan. Live long and prosper wherever you are, Leonard.
Dib - 2015-02-28
Now he's singing about hobbits with the angels.
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