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    Leonard Nimoy passed away today.

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Wreybies, Feb 27, 2015.

    Thank you for everything, Leonard. You are Legend.

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    No Genesis wave effect this time. :( No more will we search for Spock, but we will be forever grateful for wisdom of 'more colourful metaphors'.
     
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    I'm not afraid to say, in fact I'm proud, that I still cry at the end of The Wrath of Khan. Every. Goddamn. Time.
     
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    I never liked Star Trek, but still he seems like an awesome guy. It's a real shame. :(
     
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    "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory"

    "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one."

    Both are words to live by. Thanks Leonard.
     
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    Absolutely! And as much as Kirk tries to steal that scene, it belongs to Spock. Yes, yes... Epic friendship, original bromance, blah, blah, blah. The scene belongs to Spock.
     
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    Spock was such an inspiration to me in my kidhood. Spock and, of course, Scotty. The science/tech geniuses who could make anything happen. The Gandalfs of the sci-fi universe.

    Leonard Nimoy played the Vulcan-human hybrid as a human struggling mightily to be a Vulcan, and it worked. As much as he tried, he couldn't erase the emotional human side of himself, no matter how little respect he had for it. Eventually he just had to come to terms with it, and with his dual nature. Nimoy played a unique character at the time, and over the series, Spock only got deeper. That's why everyone loved him.

    Thanks, Mr. Nimoy, for all your work. You're an icon, a fixture in the science fiction universe. You will be missed, and greatly.
     
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    My dad is a huge sci-fi fan, I practically grew up on Star Trek in all its forms, and I almost cried when my mother sent me and my dad and sister the NY Times article about Mr. Nimoy's death. My poor dad seemed a little lost when he asked my sister and I if we'd seen the article.
     
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    "He's not really dead. As long as we remember him." - Dr. Leonard McCoy, The Wrath of Khan
     
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    I don't usually care when famous people die, but this one made me a little sad. He had a long, full life and seemed like good people.
     
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    What happens in the scene? Got a link?
     
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    Have you really never seen Star Trek II?
     
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    He was, and always will be, a legend.
     
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    'Live long and prosper'.
    As good a catchphrase as any I can think of.
     
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    Basically Spock sacrificed himself to save the ship and everyone onboard.
    *highlight to reveal spoiler*
     
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    @Link the Writer - ahaaaaa. Does sound like a good scene. Thanks!

    @Jack Asher - I've never watched Star Trek period lol. I was never into sci-fi and space stuff and Star Trek's kinda old.
     
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    Yeah well, now you're making the rest of us feel 'kinda old'.
    Quality programming like this is but a distant memory.
     
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    To be fair, I wasn't even alive when that movie came out. :p :D
     
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    I grew up with Star Trek, although our local TV station didn't carry it the first half of the first season. I worked hard to try go design an antenna to pick up a further station that DID carry it, and wrote many letters to the local affiliate in Albany, NY. I was in my teens at the time.

    I was heavily influenced by Spock and Vulcan philosophy.
     
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    When I was four my father bought a VCP (not a VCR, those were still too expensive) and with it copies of Star Trek II, III, and IV. I cried when I was four years old watching Spock die and I wept with joy at the end of Search for Spock.

    Two years later when TNG came out I was on the forefront watching every fucking episode as it aired. @Mckk The Original Series has some big issues, but if you start with Season II of The Next Generation, of Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan, they're still pretty culturally relevant.

    Edited to add: Awe fuckit
     
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