Thursday, April 22, 2010
Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for playing Spock in the Star Trek TV series and movies, is retiring.
The writers of the show always had a good time playing with the internal struggle in the half-breed character Spock, and Nimoy did an excellent job of fleshing it out. He is a cultural icon to many Americans, mostly men, who grew up (sort of) in the 1960s and 1970s and beyond. The character has apparently died a few times, had his brain removed, been blinded, seduced and scammed a Romulan female leader, struck a senior officer, and Nimoy carried it off in his unique style. He was, well, "fascinating."