“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
A sad day for all loyal Trekkie fans, it was announced on February 27, 2015 that the beloved character, Spock of one of TV’s most popular series Star Trek has past. Leonard Nimoy died at the age of 83. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
After the original series was cancelled the Spock character lived on, and became one of the show’s most popular icons, for having pointed ears, and being a philosophical mind reader with extraordinary strength.
Tributes pour in Worldwide
Thousands took to the social media to pay tribute after Nimoy’s death was announced, including Star Trek actors past and present.
NASA: RIP Leonard Nimoy. So many of us at NASA were inspired by Star Trek. Boldly go… go.nasa.gov/10F4Ci0
GENE RODDENBERRY (creator of Star Trek): “We have been, and always shall be, your friends.”
WILLIAM SHATNER (Captain Kirk, original Star Trek): “I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.”
GEORGE TAKEI (Sulu, original Star Trek): “Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend. We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to Live Long And Prosper and you indeed did, friend. I shall miss you in so many, many ways.”
WIL WHEATON (Wesley Crusher, The Next Generation): “We stood on your shoulders, and wouldn’t have had a galaxy to explore if you hadn’t been there, first. Thank you, Leonard, Rest in peace.”
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: even the president was touched by Leonard Nimoy’s passing as he remarked “I loved him.”
Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015
Though Leonard Nimoy did have success outside of this Spock character, in both acting and directing as well as pursued music, painting and photography he will always be remembered as the “Almost Human” Spock.
Below, a successful career as Spock:
1965 appeared in rejected Star Trek pilot The Cage.
We found this show on uTube, the opening credits look reversed, but the rest of the video is viewable.
1966-69 played Spock in original Star Trek series
Star Trek is an American science fiction television series by Gene Roddenberry that follws the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) and its crew. Set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s, the ship and crew led by Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), first office and science officer Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and chief medical office Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley).
Star Trek lasted for three seasons and 79 episodes.
4 Emmy award nominations, 3 for his character Spock
1969: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series
Star Trek (1966)
1968: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama
Star Trek (1966)
1967: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama
Star Trek (1966)
2013 appeared in Star Trek Into Darkness – his last film
Star Trek – The Original Series
Star Trek aired on NBC from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969. Star Trek’s Nielsen ratings while on NBC were low, and the network canceled it after three seasons and 79 episodes.
Nevertheless, the show had a major influence on popular culture and it became a cult classic in broadcast syndication during the 1970s.
The show eventually spawned a franchise, consisting of five additional television series, 12 films, numerous books, games, toys, and is now considered one of the most popular science fiction television shows of all time.
Star Trek will always “live long” in the hearts and minds of Trekkie fans with so many notable episodes, memorable Theme Song, the Opening narration from Captain Kirk, collectable comic books and action figures and the obvious cultural influence worldwide. Keep up to date on Star Trek Conventions, News, Videos, Events, and Shopping at Star Treks official event site.