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"Captain's Log, stardate 9529.1. This is the final cruise of the Starship Enterprise under my command. This ship and her history will shortly become the care of a new generation. To them and their posterity will we commit our future. They will continue the voyages we have begun, and journey to all the undiscovered countries, boldly going where no man... where no one has gone before." - Kirk; His final log entry
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1 Mar 2015

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27 Feb 2015

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RIP Leonard Nimoy This morning, Friday 27th February, Leonard Nimoy passed away. He had been hospitalised a week or so ago after suffering severe chest pains.

It's hard to sum up just how much Nimoy meant to Star Trek. Just about the only cast member to move from the original pilot into the main series, and the only one who then stayed with it through the whole series, on into the original series films, and then even survived into the recent reboot, Nimoy was a giant of the Star Trek case, on a par with - perhaps even more so than - Shatner himself. Watching some original series episodes recently, it's amazing just how much gravitas and subtlety he brought to Spock. At a time when most science fiction had barely moved past archetypal heroes and bad guys with straight line motivations, Nimoy gave us a character with deep complexity, and played it with a seriousness that made it resonate with millions. Little wonder that half-Human, half-Vulcan he created would become one of the most iconic characters in history. As Spock, he was the epitome of his own catch-phrase... he truly lived long, and he truly prospered.

Even reading about his experiences behind the scenes, it's clear that he never saw Spock - or any other acting or directing role he did - as simple, or easy, or something you could just knock out because it was lowbrow entertainment for the masses. He put real work into what he did, and he always seemed concerned with producing work that had genuine integrity. I recall his reaction to the publication of a Star Trek blooper reel; he was dead set against such things, because he believed that in order to produce good work actors on set needed the space to experiment and try things that might fail badly, and having such failures publicized might make them more cautious. Agree with that or not, it's an interesting insight into just how seriously he took his work.

And yet, he was not above poking a little fun at himself and his image, whether through appearances on the Simpsons and the Big Bang Theory or his music single, The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, it was clear that Nimoy could indeed see the joke, when he chose to.

Perhaps the best thing to say is to quote one of the best lines of the best Star Trek scenes that he wasn't in. "Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human."

Farewell, Leonard. And thank you for the memories.

1 Feb 2015

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