Tuesday, April 16, 2013

N is for Leonard Nimoy

I Love Sci-Fi/Fantasy Because...

...of Leonard Nimoy.

Before I begin, let me just state for the record that anyone claiming to be a fan of science fiction, but not a fan of Leonard Nimoy, is a heretic and should be subjected to the Vulcan nerve pinch immediately. Just sayin'.

He made his role as Spock on Star Trek one of most recognized and loved science fiction characters ever created.

This actor has one of the most distinctive voices in the industry. Scan his list of credits on IMDB and notice how many credits appear where only his voice was featured--including The Big Bang Theory. (Took them long enough!)

Having just turned eighty-two years old last month, his acting credits, starting in the early 1950s, has spanned more than sixty years. And he's still going strong.

Leonard Nimoy is the most logical reason why I love science fiction and fantasy.

Mr. Nimoy, I have been, and always shall be, your fan.

40 comments:

  1. Mr. Spock was my favorite of the Star Trek crew. Logical, smart, dry sense of humor, and a good friend to have. Capt'n Kirk needed a sidekick. Good choice for N (Nimoy).

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    1. Kirk could not have asked for a better sidekick!

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  2. I don't think they'll ever be a characters as cool as Mr. Spock on t.v. again. Though I did like him on Mission Impossible, too!

    Great choice :)

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    1. He was the only Star Trek character my brother liked.

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  3. I loved his "In Search of..." series.

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  4. He's kind of the embodiment of SF, just like Boris Karloff for suspense/horror.

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  5. This is by far the most logical post for the letter N of the Challenge.

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    1. I'm a computer programmer, Elise. I must remain logical. :-)

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  6. Excellent choice! Star Trek and Spock started a science fiction revolution.

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    1. And science fiction is better for it.

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  7. Hahahaha! Love your logic Jeff. And I have to agree with you here.

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    1. I find that having my logic validated, satisfactory. :)

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  8. I couldn't agree more! It was him and not Kirk that really made Star Trek what it was <3

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    1. Science fiction owes a lot to Nimoy. (And to Roddenberry.)

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  9. Gotta agree with M.L. Swift - as much as I love seeing him as Spock, just hearing his voice will always evoke memories of "In Search Of . . ."

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    1. His voice is one of the best in the business.

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  10. An icon if there ever was one. And good lord, I love all you A through Zs. Harry Potter and Firefly are my two favorite things ever written/film. I worship at the alter of Joss and J.K.

    You blog is awesome. I will be back.

    Happy A to Z blogging.
    pensuasion.blogspot.com

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    1. I always love encountering a kindred spirit. You're always welcome here. (And thanks for the compliment.)

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  11. Spock has to be the best character. I love him!

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    1. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that even Earth girls would love that Vulcan. :)

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  12. It took me several years but I finally manage to make the Vulcan greeting. Then I felt like a cool dragon, hahaha.

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    1. I must see the dragon's talons saluting me Vulcan-style.

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  13. I know what you mean. I don't even watch Star Trek and I like him. :-D

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    1. Now THAT sounds like my brother. Even he said Spock was cool.

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  14. I agree! I'm not a huge fan of sci fi but I do adore Leonard Nimoy! (I gotta learn how to do that Vulcan Pinch).

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    1. Few non-Vulcans have mastered it. But it is handy in a pinch. :::ducking:::

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  15. Ah, Leonard Nimoy. He's amazing. :)

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    1. And obviously very appreciated, for which I'm grateful.

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  16. Yes, I have to say you are right. Leonard Nimoy is science fiction. What a great job he did playing Spock. :)

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    1. Excellent character + excellent actor = legend

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  17. He also sang the Bilbo Baggins song!

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  18. Hey Jeff,

    I was stunned to find out his ears are really like that :) Seriously, a great actor and an icon.

    Gary :)

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    1. And I think those ears were referenced in almost every other episode too. Roddenberry really got his money's worth out the costume department.

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  19. Yep he's awesome. And he owned that role. The character of Spock is genius, and my existence has forever been altered by it. But Leonard Nimoy gave him exactly what he needed to be lovable.

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