This morning I would like to take a moment to acknowledge Mr. Nimoy and the wonderful life he’s led, and how he’s shared it with all of us. His performances over his long career have inspired countless people worldwide, as well as my own enthusiasm for astrophysics and space exploration. One of his films, Atlantis, was one of the first films that got me thinking I’d like to make movies, which has lead me to my ultimate passion.
Even after 60 years, Star Trek, is nearly as influential and meaningful as it first was, which comes through in the ridiculous and strange popularity of this blog. Though we’ve made some funny posts, we’re catching the drift off a larger, more important idea and cultural artifact that has changed both our society and our lives. If you read any accounts of Mr. Nimoy on set or in any stage of production, you can easily see that he became a positive and active force for this idea and what Star Trek could mean to both the present and the future. Thank you.
Farewell, Mr. Nimoy. You’ve lived very long and prospered.