But then I hear that Leonard Nimoy has died, so I had to say something.
Being an avid Star Trek fan, I expected the Vulcan to last another hundred years at least. It's difficult for a Trekkie to separate the character from the actor.
Patrick Stewart is well known for saying he doesn't want to just be remembered for Star Trek because he's an accomplished Shakespearian actor. My answer to that is well don't take on the job as Captain of the Enterprise in an iconic TV program.
I've never heard Nimoy say he didn't want to be remembered just for Star Trek, even though he did a lot more stuff, although feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
If I had to say anything about Leonard Nimoy, it would be, "Great actor, terrible singer".
If you don't remember his attempts at song after the original Star Trek, I won't put you through it by linking to the Youtube video :-) He wasn't the only member of the Enterprise crew who tried it, either.
As a Trekkie though, Nimoy was the most memorable character of the crew. He was the only actor in the original pilot episode with Captain Pike in command, that made it through to the actual series.
His character also had an imposing role in the following films and the Next Generation. To coin a very corny and well known Star Trek phrase, "A dream that became a reality and spread throughout the stars".
But I'm just bleating on about what he did in the Trek. A few of them made it past Star Trek and on into other stuff. The bits I remember Nimoy for the most, was Invasion of the Body Snatchers where he played the "I'd like to report a body" man. You know it if you've seen it.
My favourite, post Trek role, was William Bell in Fringe. He played the rogue scientist who invented all kinds of impossible crap and was even a cartoon character for a while.
I had a quick gander at the news reports and the first one I saw put his heart failiure down to decades of smoking. That's fucking annoying because he was 83 years old. But that's not a gripe for tonight.
It's not often I feel any emotion at the death of a celebrity, but tonight I'll light a cigar for leaonard Nimoy
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