Feb 272015

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83




Nimoy proved that you can whisper your way to heart-stopping dramatic greatness…

This is… affecting:


And this is truth:


All across the nerdosphere there are scenes such as this today:

Penny_comforts_Sheldon The Cooper/Kripke Inversion

Except, of course, that in reality the girls are imaginary and the nerds weep alone.

 Posted by at 11:00 am
  • Randino


  • Bob

    One to beam up.

  • Adam

    It would be so cool if they could launch him in his casket up into space.

    • se jones

      I’ll wager that Musk would take up his ashes if the family just asked.
      Musk is that kind of guy and it would be a fitting tribute.

  • xvdougl

    You will be missed.

  • Donut Argh

    I find it hard to believe they won’t bring him back in a sequel down the line.

  • Tango_Charlie

    Kiazi’s children, their faces wet.

  • Siergen

    I just realized that it’s been decades since i last saw Nimoy in his roles on Mission Impossible. Maybe I should buy the DVD sets at Amazon…

  • publiusr

    His was the face of Reason in an increasingly unreasonable world

    • se jones

      Is that right?

      “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”

      From March 13th 2013 Reason .com:
      Communism Killed 94M in 20th Century, Feels Need to Kill Again
      John J. Walters|Mar. 13, 2013 6:22 pm

      >>According to a disturbingly pleasant graphic fromInformation is Beautiful entitled simply 20thCentury Death, communism was the leading ideological cause of death between 1900 and 2000. The 94 million that perished in China, the Soviet Union, North Korea, Afghanistan, and Eastern Europe easily (and tragically) trump the 28 million that died under fascist regimes during the same period.

      During the century measured, more people died as a result of communism than from homicide (58 million) and genocide (30 million) put together. The combined death tolls of WWI (37 million) and WWII (66 million) exceed communism’s total by only 9 million.

      It gets worse when you look at the lower right of the chart—The Natural World—which includes animals (7 million), natural disasters (24 million), and famine (101 million). Curiously, all of the world’s worst famines during the 20th century were in communist countries: China (twice!), the Soviet Union, and North Korea.

      Communism is a killer. And yet some still say they support the idea: According to a 2011 Rasmussen poll, 11% of Americans think that communism would better serve this country’s needs than our current system.


      • publiusr

        Then too, if you throw everyone off the lifeboat but yourself, you can reduce your expectation of living (no other source of help)
        I was talking politics anyway. His character Spock was simply above most levels of woo. Then too he could be said to be spiritual–with all that Katra stuff..
        My guess is that Spock, Jesus, and Buddha would all three get along, until Mohammed shows up and ruins it for everyone.