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Rest in Peace, Holmes.

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1 rbj   ~  Feb 27, 2015 2:25 pm

Also liked his "In search of" series.

Nice "My Favorite Martian" nod.


2 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 27, 2015 3:27 pm

I was never a Star Trek fan but I always liked Spock.

3 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Feb 27, 2015 6:26 pm

Years after he struggled with the Spock mantle and being identified with it, he emerged in a lot of media - social and otherwise - as just a pretty decent, cool guy who was probably a lot of fun to know.

In that respect the arc of his last several years reminds me of Ebert's.

And I am left wondering today how many grown-up scientists, engineers and mathematicians chose their careers because of the way he brought that one character to life.

4 RIYank   ~  Feb 27, 2015 9:16 pm

[3] Yeah, I think that's a great point. I bet it's a lot.
Spock helped to make science, if not cool exactly, then still very personally attractive within a certain sub-culture. The combination of calculation and logic with humanity was, to me anyway, inspiring. Even though the show was unabashedly schlocky. Didn't matter.

5 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 27, 2015 11:24 pm

[4] Here here! He was one of those people you kinda thought would be around for at least 100 years.

[3] (raises hand in the air) Wudda-cudda-shudda perhaps. The artistic side of me won out.

6 MSM35   ~  Feb 28, 2015 12:16 am

When I first saw a Star Trek episode in 1966 I thought it was terrific. I became a big fan and have enjoyed all its iterations since. I would say "Live long prosper" to Mr. Nimoy but I guess "Farewell" is more appropriate.

7 Boatzilla   ~  Feb 28, 2015 7:11 am

Dang. That's way too young anymore. Bummer. HE is why we all watched the show. Remove Spock, and what have you got?

[1] Thanks for mentioning it. I would have forgot. I also liked "In Search Of…"

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