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Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

Take a moment today to remember Leonard Nimoy. Seriously.

Nimoy died this morning at the age of 83. Iconic in the role of Spock in the original TV series, STAR TREK, he portrayed the character in its various sequels and spinoffs for over 40 years. He also skillfully directed a few of the films as well (including my personal favorite, STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME).

The relationship between Spock and Kirk sums up the definition of true, hard-earned friendship – never with emotional outpourings of bromance, but rather with dignified, even restrained, sacrificial love. When Spock, separated from Kirk by the radiation-proof glass of the warp core, deadpans, “I have been, and always shall be, your friend,” you know he means it.

A great loss of a bona fide legend. Live long and prosper!