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Leonard Nimoy Appreciation Thread (Original Post) Nuclear Unicorn Feb 2015 OP
Live long and prosper, Spock! Initech Feb 2015 #1
No Sex Threads!!! NYC_SKP Feb 2015 #2
A friend of mine was in Equus with him bananas Feb 2015 #46
. . . niyad Feb 2015 #3
He also was fun to watch when he played Sherlock Holmes. . . Stargleamer Feb 2015 #4
I remember a scene in the Trek movie set in SF (IV?) KamaAina Feb 2015 #5
This BumRushDaShow Feb 2015 #7
I remember the "remember where we parked" line, and the fact that few people paid niyad Feb 2015 #73
And because of that line, I made sure I visited Golden Gate Park BumRushDaShow Feb 2015 #76
well, it was, after all, SF niyad Feb 2015 #77
Yup, and the trip also included BumRushDaShow Feb 2015 #79
did you get video? niyad Feb 2015 #80
Unfortunately no BumRushDaShow Feb 2015 #81
oh, darn. at least you have the memories. niyad Feb 2015 #83
Yeah - have some pics BumRushDaShow Feb 2015 #85
thank you for that pic--I know what you mean about the weather. a friend just got back niyad Feb 2015 #86
My favorite Star Trek... 3catwoman3 Feb 2015 #88
\\ // .n/t Whiskeytide Feb 2015 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author 1000words Feb 2015 #8
Rest in Peace, Mr. Spock leftynyc Feb 2015 #9
He was also in Mission Impossible Politicalboi Feb 2015 #10
The late James Shigeta is in that clip, too. cyberswede Feb 2015 #44
I just realized that at the Oscars.. mountain grammy Feb 2015 #49
... hwmnbn Feb 2015 #11
From "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." cyberswede Feb 2015 #12
Is that Col. Klink... Whiskeytide Feb 2015 #22
Yes...Werner Klemperer cyberswede Feb 2015 #39
John "Sergeant Schultz" Banner was also hifiguy Feb 2015 #43
I didn't know that. cyberswede Feb 2015 #47
Robert Clary survived a Nazi concentration camp whistler162 Feb 2015 #62
I remember reading... Whiskeytide Feb 2015 #57
They all loved playing the Germans as nincompoops. hifiguy Feb 2015 #60
I loved Sergeant Schultz! Brigid Feb 2015 #94
And Get Smart! DeSwiss Feb 2015 #31
How did I miss that? I thought I'd seen them all. cyberswede Feb 2015 #42
Thanks for posting.. love it! I remember this, I swear I do. mountain grammy Feb 2015 #56
Thanks turbinetree Feb 2015 #36
A couple more fans... progressoid Feb 2015 #13
Thanks for posting that, I love it CreekDog Feb 2015 #34
He was a gift YankeyMCC Feb 2015 #14
I always liked his voice work in the Sid Meier game, Civilization IV. n/t FSogol Feb 2015 #15
Quoting Sputnik made me laugh out loud. jeff47 Feb 2015 #19
I love the original Series as much yuiyoshida Feb 2015 #16
... ColesCountyDem Feb 2015 #17
Leonard was a nice man and a fine actor. I met him a couple of times, the fist time when I was Bluenorthwest Feb 2015 #18
My first foray into activism central scrutinizer Feb 2015 #20
... Liberal_in_LA Feb 2015 #21
He brought enjoyment... awoke_in_2003 Feb 2015 #23
He was my favorite part 2naSalit Feb 2015 #24
Many of the advancements of the last 50 years started with Star Trek and Leonard Nimoy LVZ Feb 2015 #25
What is strange sense? Emotion? liberal N proud Feb 2015 #26
You can never find a Genesis Device when you need one! Motown_Johnny Feb 2015 #27
I was crazy about Star Trek stage left Feb 2015 #28
MLK persuaded Nichelle Nichols to stay as Uhura Fumesucker Feb 2015 #52
what a great story! stage left Feb 2015 #65
In due course we truly will all be as one... Fumesucker Feb 2015 #66
Live long and prosper blkmusclmachine Feb 2015 #29
Pic URL: http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/a/ab/Spock_hand.jpg blkmusclmachine Feb 2015 #30
Nimoy was such an important part of my youth. cab67 Feb 2015 #32
Leonard... Dont call me Shirley Feb 2015 #33
one of my faves....... BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2015 #35
I love Nimoy, but that song is HORRID! Dr Hobbitstein Feb 2015 #37
So glad Big Bang included him tavernier Feb 2015 #38
I do Jigsaw puzzles once in a while... bayareaboy Feb 2015 #40
President Obama on Leonard Nimoy's passing NewJeffCT Feb 2015 #41
Nimoy busted by Perry Mason (1963) ramblin_dave Feb 2015 #45
When I was a teenager I discovered Star Trek TOS hifiguy Feb 2015 #48
his passing hurts my heart Sheepshank Feb 2015 #50
George Takei remembers Leanard Nimoy link chknltl Feb 2015 #51
Kelley Freas painted my avatar, he also painted the Star Trek characters, including Spock of course Fumesucker Feb 2015 #53
From Bonanza cyberswede Feb 2015 #54
From Gunsmoke cyberswede Feb 2015 #55
Loving every thread and post.. it's so hard to let him go. mountain grammy Feb 2015 #58
He also hosted In Search Of which used to FREAK ME THE HELL OUT when I was a kid Number23 Feb 2015 #59
I use to watch that and believe it. alarimer Feb 2015 #64
That show taught me about death. Number23 Feb 2015 #67
The episode on haunted castles scared the shit out of me. cab67 Mar 2015 #95
I love the candid shots in Star Trek uniforms cyberswede Feb 2015 #61
Will always remember him as the Great Paris whistler162 Feb 2015 #63
Exchange from "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" that always cracked me up: Brigid Feb 2015 #68
A lot of great lines from that movie NewJeffCT Feb 2015 #74
"What does it mean, 'exact change'?'" Brigid Feb 2015 #91
and, of course, the classic NewJeffCT Feb 2015 #92
How could I forget that one? Brigid Feb 2015 #93
. LiberalElite Feb 2015 #69
... Tsiyu Feb 2015 #70
Leonard Nimoy - - strangely drawn to cats: IcyPeas Feb 2015 #71
That black cat looks like mine that passed away a couple of years ago at 19 1/2 years... cascadiance Feb 2015 #82
so sorry to hear about your job. hope you find an even better one very soon. niyad Feb 2015 #84
Live long and prosper Gothmog Feb 2015 #72
Some great stuff from Nichelle Nichols NewJeffCT Feb 2015 #75
Haven't seen "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" mentioned BumRushDaShow Feb 2015 #78
Let's not forget how Star Trek and Nimoy helped us visualize a BETTER future down the road! cascadiance Feb 2015 #87
I also thought he was great in his Columbo episode. FLPanhandle Feb 2015 #89
I have never written any fan fiction... 3catwoman3 Feb 2015 #90

Stargleamer

(2,008 posts)
4. He also was fun to watch when he played Sherlock Holmes. . .
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:48 PM
Feb 2015

I saw him at the Shubert Theater in L.A. when he played Sherlock Holmes. His last line was something about being logical, which got a BIG laugh from the audience.

 

KamaAina

(78,249 posts)
5. I remember a scene in the Trek movie set in SF (IV?)
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 03:59 PM
Feb 2015

Spock was wearing this long, flowing robe and sandals. Kirk explained to strangers that "he took too much LDS back in the '60s." Then they got on a Muni bus. Some kid in the back started blaring punk rock at maximum volume. So Spock got up and put the Vulcan death grip on him! The whole bus applauded.

BumRushDaShow

(133,558 posts)
7. This
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 04:08 PM
Feb 2015


Nimoy's film was definitely loaded with running gags. In fact, it was STIV that got me on my determined journey to get to and tour around San Francisco over 10 years ago. I was there for a training course and ended up getting on every means of public transit to see Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio (where the fictional Star fleet Academy is located), and the Mission & Haight Districts. Worth every bus, trolley, trackless trolley, and MUNI ride.

niyad

(115,979 posts)
73. I remember the "remember where we parked" line, and the fact that few people paid
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 02:16 PM
Feb 2015

any attention to them--this is, after all, san francisco.

BumRushDaShow

(133,558 posts)
76. And because of that line, I made sure I visited Golden Gate Park
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 03:01 PM
Feb 2015

to try find find where they "parked" (although I know the ship was cloaked).

San Francisco - the place where I never expected to see a big empty billboard on top of a building near the Embarcadero and the Bay Bridge area that had "F**K BUSH" spray painted on it. It was huge and you couldn't miss it.

BumRushDaShow

(133,558 posts)
79. Yup, and the trip also included
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 03:14 PM
Feb 2015

watching protestors outside of the Taco Bell across from my hotel who had paraded there with a full band of horns and drums.

BumRushDaShow

(133,558 posts)
85. Yeah - have some pics
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 03:39 PM
Feb 2015


(from the Pacific side of the park - I saw the entrance of the park from Haight and then rode a bus over to the ocean side of it). Ironically, the pic was taken 12 years ago today too! I had left Philly back then with 8" snow on the ground from a recent storm and was welcomed there to low-70s during the day and mid-40s in the evening - in February! There were beds of tulips blooming all over.

niyad

(115,979 posts)
86. thank you for that pic--I know what you mean about the weather. a friend just got back
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 03:40 PM
Feb 2015

from SF--to LOTS of snow here.

Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

 

leftynyc

(26,060 posts)
9. Rest in Peace, Mr. Spock
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 04:14 PM
Feb 2015

The original Star Trek series will forever remind me of my father (may he also rest in peace).

mountain grammy

(26,875 posts)
49. I just realized that at the Oscars..
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 06:43 PM
Feb 2015

I fell in love with James Shigeta in Flower Drum Song. I was 13 and had a serious crush on him. Loved everything he did.

Indeed, we mourn them both.

 

hifiguy

(33,688 posts)
43. John "Sergeant Schultz" Banner was also
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 06:20 PM
Feb 2015

in an episode of UNCLE.

Banner, Klemperer, Leon Askin (Gen. Burkhalter) and Howard Caine (Maj. Hochstetter) were all Jewish, as was Robert Clary, who played Cpl. LeBeau.

Whiskeytide

(4,474 posts)
57. I remember reading...
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 07:20 PM
Feb 2015

... that most of the "Germans" on the show were Jewish. Must have made playing their characters as they did that much more fun for them.

 

hifiguy

(33,688 posts)
60. They all loved playing the Germans as nincompoops.
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 07:29 PM
Feb 2015

Werner Klemperer, who was the son of the great conductor Otto Klemperer, told the producers when he was cast as Klink that he would immediately quit the show if the Germans were ever portrayed as being competent. He didn't have much to worry about, as it happened. His most difficult task on the show was playing the violin out of tune, as he was a fine violinist IRL.

turbinetree

(24,833 posts)
36. Thanks
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 05:45 PM
Feb 2015

I remember this show, oops just shows my age now this is great.
Live long and prosper Leonard Nimoy, you have lived long in our hearts, and always will
clap:

CreekDog

(46,192 posts)
34. Thanks for posting that, I love it
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 05:43 PM
Feb 2015

She was on Neil DeGrasse Tyson's "Startalk" Radio show the other night (on Sirius XM and I think his Startalk website as well).

Loved that interview. She's very special. She told Neil how she didn't really want the part and kept intending to depart the show, for the stage or other roles only to find herself at an NAACP meeting where she met Martin Luther King, Jr. and not only was he a fan of Star Trek, he told her that her role was very important.

All this after she'd told Roddenberry that she wanted to leave and he said that he wanted her to think about it before making a final decision.

And then she meets MLK in the intervening time, who apparently, changes her mind.

What an incredible thing.

YankeyMCC

(8,401 posts)
14. He was a gift
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 04:37 PM
Feb 2015

strange and mysterious how an actor can touch so many hearts in so positive a way in bringing to life a fictional character.

...the most...human of souls

jeff47

(26,549 posts)
19. Quoting Sputnik made me laugh out loud.
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 05:15 PM
Feb 2015

For those who don't know the game:

Every time your civilization invents a technology, a screen would pop up and Nemoy's voice would say something related to the technology. For example, you invent the internal combustion engine, and Nemoy reads a quote from E. B. White, "Everything in life is somewhere else and you get there in a car."

So you've gone through much of the game with various meaningful and insightful quotes about the technology you invented. Then you invent satellites, and he quotes Sputnik: "Beep...Beep...Beep...Beep..."

yuiyoshida

(42,079 posts)
16. I love the original Series as much
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 05:00 PM
Feb 2015

As I love the NEXT Generation, Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. By the way, I met Gene Roddenberry, I am told, when I was a baby. My father took me in the stroller to a Star Trek Convention at the Cow Palace.

 

Bluenorthwest

(45,319 posts)
18. Leonard was a nice man and a fine actor. I met him a couple of times, the fist time when I was
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 05:10 PM
Feb 2015

a child at a wedding and then later in professional life. A most excellent person, an artist and a poet.
Also, a Mystery Guest.

central scrutinizer

(11,758 posts)
20. My first foray into activism
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 05:15 PM
Feb 2015

was writing a letter to the network when it was rumored that Star Trek would be cancelled

stage left

(2,986 posts)
28. I was crazy about Star Trek
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 05:38 PM
Feb 2015

when it first aired beginning in 1966. Mr. Spock was my favorite character, closely followed by Mr. Sulu and Uhura. What I loved about the series was the idea that earth was a place united. There was even a Russian on the bridge of the Enterprise, and that was in the days when the cold war was pretty damned cold still.

stage left

(2,986 posts)
65. what a great story!
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:37 PM
Feb 2015

I think Star Trek helped those who watched it and loved it look at a lot of things differently.

cab67

(3,085 posts)
32. Nimoy was such an important part of my youth.
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 05:41 PM
Feb 2015

I was (and remain) a Trekkie, and I loved "In Search Of." Nimoy may be gone, but his impact on those of us who grew up watching him on TV will endure.

BlancheSplanchnik

(20,219 posts)
35. one of my faves.......
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 05:44 PM
Feb 2015

I loved him from the time star trek began.

He and ST were among the bright moments of childhood.

Mr. Nimoy, you touched so many....your new adventure must be beginning wonderfully. ❤


we miss you, here. Already.

tavernier

(12,589 posts)
38. So glad Big Bang included him
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 05:46 PM
Feb 2015

in so many episodes. Brought back many smiles. Sheldon will be inconsolable.

He did live long and we prospered from it.

bayareaboy

(793 posts)
40. I do Jigsaw puzzles once in a while...
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 06:04 PM
Feb 2015

To get away from the computer and TV.

I got a Star Trek jigsaw with 600 pieces and put it together and it looked pretty cool with the Crew and all of the folks they had to deal with on their travels. It got glued up and I am framing it now and it will go on the wall soon.

NewJeffCT

(56,832 posts)
41. President Obama on Leonard Nimoy's passing
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 06:18 PM
Feb 2015

Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.

I loved Spock.

In 2007, I had the chance to meet Leonard in person. It was only logical to greet him with the Vulcan salute, the universal sign for “Live long and prosper.” And after 83 years on this planet – and on his visits to many others – it’s clear Leonard Nimoy did just that. Michelle and I join his family, friends, and countless fans who miss him so dearly today.

http://comicbook.com/2015/02/27/president-obama-releases-statement-on-leonard-nimoys-passing/

ramblin_dave

(1,551 posts)
45. Nimoy busted by Perry Mason (1963)
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 06:22 PM
Feb 2015


In The Case of the Shoplifter’s Shoe, Nimoy, who starred in Trek as Spock, Kirk’s straightforward, logical, and pointy-eared first officer, portrayed an emotionally volatile and theatening young hood named Pete Channery.
[p]Perry Mason boldly goes…
 

hifiguy

(33,688 posts)
48. When I was a teenager I discovered Star Trek TOS
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 06:23 PM
Feb 2015

It was on five nights a week on the local indy station. Mr. Spock was the first character I had ever seen on television or in a movie who was like me. I got my Asperger's DX more than thirty years later. Thank you, Mr Nimoy (and Mr Spock) for introducing me to myself.

alarimer

(16,299 posts)
64. I use to watch that and believe it.
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:30 PM
Feb 2015

But it got me interested in skepticism when some of it just seemed too fantastic to be true.

I don't know whether he believed it or not; it was all pseudoscience. But it did freak me out, too, until I realized how bogus it was.

Number23

(24,544 posts)
67. That show taught me about death.
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:44 PM
Feb 2015

I'm serious.

I was watching an episode where they talked about the Two Princes, two little boys who vanished without a trace during the reign of Henry the Eighth, I think.

The did a re-enactment of the Two Princes and the two little boys they showed were about five and six and at the time, I was probably about 8. I remember thinking, "wow, those little boys are very likely dead. I'M going to die one day too" and then I had to go outside and take a walk to try to shake off the feeling of utter panic I got.

Bogus or not, that show gave me the heebies AND the jeebies.

 

whistler162

(11,155 posts)
63. Will always remember him as the Great Paris
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:18 PM
Feb 2015

from Mission Impossible and that other TV show he worked on somethign to do with space.

Brigid

(17,621 posts)
68. Exchange from "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" that always cracked me up:
Fri Feb 27, 2015, 10:03 PM
Feb 2015

Gillian: Are you sure you won't change your mind?
Spock: Is there something wrong with the one I have?

NewJeffCT

(56,832 posts)
74. A lot of great lines from that movie
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 02:31 PM
Feb 2015

I think my brother and I used "And a double dumb ass on you" quite a few times over the next few years...

Then, when Spock questions him about his colorful metaphors, Kirk says it is in all the literature of the day, like Jacklyn Susann and another, and Spock goes, "ah, the Giants."

NewJeffCT

(56,832 posts)
92. and, of course, the classic
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 05:13 PM
Feb 2015

"nuclear wessels"

I lost the picture when I moved a few years ago and upgraded my phone, but I saw a ship docked in Puerto Rico with the name "WESSELS" on the back, and I took a picture of it thinking of Chekhov.

 

cascadiance

(19,537 posts)
82. That black cat looks like mine that passed away a couple of years ago at 19 1/2 years...
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 03:21 PM
Feb 2015

I still miss her. Kind of added significance of him holding this kitteh... Hope my cat is "drawn" to Mr. Nimoy in the afterlife.

Spock passing away the day after I just lost my job. This week has been rough!

niyad

(115,979 posts)
84. so sorry to hear about your job. hope you find an even better one very soon.
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 03:29 PM
Feb 2015

I still miss all my babies.

BumRushDaShow

(133,558 posts)
78. Haven't seen "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" mentioned
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 03:11 PM
Feb 2015

but I remember him in this (late-70s remake) version -

 

cascadiance

(19,537 posts)
87. Let's not forget how Star Trek and Nimoy helped us visualize a BETTER future down the road!
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 03:44 PM
Feb 2015

Even with all of the battles with Klingons, Romulans, etc., it was the vision of Roddenberry, Nimoy and the rest of those who created this great show that through the years since it was part of our experience, that even with every apocalyptic scifi flick out there that warned us of doom and gloom, and didn't think positively for the future, that Star Trek was really a road map that helped influence so many over the years of the possible ways to have a unified planet in the future of many cultures, etc. having a collectively good future together on Earth.

That message I think is so needed in today's world now, with so many threats to everyone's existence, with climate change threats, global war and class battle tensions, the economy in the rut. It's hard for people to visualize a decent future now. We need to look back at the hope that Nimoy and others with Star Trek gave us that there is a better path there that is worth working towards. Let Leonard Nimoy be remembered as a key to that message being amplified and heard by so many that I think the world depends upon now!

3catwoman3

(24,512 posts)
90. I have never written any fan fiction...
Sat Feb 28, 2015, 04:21 PM
Feb 2015

...but I used to fantasize about being the human woman who would break thru Spock's Vulcan reserve and have him follow in his father's footsteps by having a human wife.

You are already much missed Mr. Nimoy. I am, and will always be, a fan.

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