“Star Trek” star Leonard Nimoy passes away at 83

Brothers and sisters of the Geek and Nerd communities. Today the bell rings and the sun sets on one of our finest members. Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83.

On the heels of our victory with Net Neutrality an icon in the Sci-Fi universe has died. Live Long And Prosper Leonard Nimoy and Rest in Peace.

Nimoy was best known for his work on Star Trek where he played Mr. Spock in “The Original Series” of Star Trek as well as making various appearances in other Star Trek series, such as The Next Generation and Abram’s Trek.

But Nimoy also graced us with his acting in the TV show Fringe where he played Dr. William Bell and in Kingdom Hearts as Master Xehanort.

According to his Biography on IMDB he was “[r]aised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit part in Queen for a Day (1951) and another as a ballplayer in the perennial Rhubarb (1951). After two years in the United States Army, he was still getting small, often uncredited parts, like an Army telex operator in Them! (1954). His part as Narab, a Martian finally friendly to Earth, in the closing scene in the corny Republic serial Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952), somewhat foreshadowed the role which would make him a household name: Mr. Spock, the half-human/half-Vulcan science officer on Star Trek (1966)”

Nimoy was a loved man, and is remembered by his two kids and wife Susan.

Live Long and Prosper Mr. Spock. Growing up I didn’t get to see Star Trek until a friend loaned me his VHS copies and I watched each and every episode of The Original Series and fell in love with the show and Spock.

And of course, there is this video that will forever live on in our hearts.

It is with a heavy heart that we here at My Geek Review say goodbye to the legendary actor.

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