Thursday, April 22, 2010

Nimoy retires 

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."


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