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Friday, February 27, 2015

Live long and prosper, Mr. Spock

All of us were saddened today to hear of Leonard Nimoy's passing. That's the kind of news that makes you stare out the window for awhile.


Nimoy, of course, is remembered for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series. As confirmed Trekkies -- and as products of the original show, however hokey by today's standards -- we all went into mourning when we heard.


There was something so magical about Spock. He inspired countless young people into the fields of science or engineering. His calm, rational, sometimes rigid character illustrated both the weaknesses and strengths of human emotions. So it is with very genuine human emotion that I express sadness at his passing.


Not long ago I saw an advertisement featuring both the younger and older versions of Spock which absolutely cracked me up.


As one fan wrote, "There is no death, just a new beginning. Godspeed on your journey Mr. Nimoy. The worlds a better place because you were in it."

May we all Live Long and Prosper. Godspeed indeed, Mr. Spock.

19 comments:

  1. He's dead, Jim....

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  2. As entertaining as it was "Star Trek" and it's various offshoot series did far more damage to the young minds of the West than will ever truly be accounted for. Roddenberry meant for it to be a vehicle of social change and it taught socialist, egalitarian ideals and "equal outcome" dreams that were "beamed" directly into the public mind for decades.

    Many of the episodes of later spinoff series were written and/or directed by openly Black activist and socialist and it's pretty easy to tell which ones they are about five minutes into any given episode.

    I can't say Leonard Nimoy had any direct input into it or not and as I said the show and his character were entertaining but in the end it's popularity did a lot more damage then most people realize to the US and the West in general. We are still feeling it's effects with open borders and one world type propaganda.

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    1. I was hoping he'd let the body cool this time before he started in (unlike what he did with Robin Williams), but he is right about about the whole ST concept being damaging with its one world philosophy, and I'll add the godlessness of it all.

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    2. I doubt Leonard had any deep seated anti-White Male emotions to be honest. I think deep down he was naive about his views on social justice but I don't think, or never saw, any under handed hidden agenda and rarely saw him play politics although that could be that he was from an older generation of actors and did it before I noticed. Williams on the other hand was an anti-Male activist of the truest kind so he get's no respect from me living or dead.

      I think it's important for me to clarify though that I do not think poorly of anyone who enjoys Star Trek, Williams' work or any entertainment for that matter but it is essential that the bias of these things be pointed out lest people get sucked into the propaganda of it all and use it to replace their views on reality.

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    3. Well you do have this strange obsession with your old donkey, but you pretty well were spot on here.

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    4. So Obama and his ilk were Trekkies ?
      Who could have guessed ....

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    5. Try this link and pay especial attention to number 2 on the list. Then ask yourself how many members of Obummer's administration have openly declared their admiration for Chinese Communist.

      http://kodm.com/ten-things-you-didnt-know-star-trek-creator-gene-roddenberry/

      I think Michelle was a Star Wars fan though and did bit parts in the movies around Kashyyke.

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  3. We know how you feel. Agreed. May we all Live Long and Prosper.

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  4. "There is no death, just a new beginning."....if your a Christian, if not, death is the end of everything.

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    1. Amen, Anon! I hope Mr. Nimoy was one.

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    2. Actually the human soul lives forever (eternal); so non-believers, as well as, believers will only have an end to their physical bodies. Their souls will live either in the presence of our Lord (believers) in heaven or apart from our Lord (unbelievers) in the lake of fire.

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  5. It was a show! And if you are a Christian, you will recognize many Christian ideals in the themes.

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  6. my husband, when young, was acquainted with mr. nimoy and one of his close relatives was good friends with my husband.
    mr. nimoy was a godly man.

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  7. One of the best series ever made. Didn't really enjoy the movies but I never missed a series episode. It still amazes me that some people have to disect every aspect of a person or a show rather than just enjoy the show for it's entertainment value. I find it hard to psychoanalize a silicon rock eating creature but sure enjoyed it when Spock put the old Vulcan mind meld on him.

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    1. There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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  8. I'll admit to being inspired as a young person by Mr. Spock's portrayal of "science as cool", as were most of my co-workers. Star Trek was not the primary reason we pursued careers in physics and engineering, of course. Most of us simply have God given talent in that area (whether we want to admit it or not) and were drawn there by inclination. Even so, his character was a strong influence on virtually every one us and Mr. Nimoy's passing will be mourned in the science as well as the science fiction community.

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  9. Watching Star Trek for many yeas did not turn me into a socialist.....on the contrary, I am a very conservative Christian. I loved the concept of traveling into space and the characters, especially Mr. Spock. Seems like too many are .over analyzing everything these days. BTW, Mr. Nimoy was Jewish.

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  10. Whatever the agenda might have been, I remember seeing the original Star Trek series as a very young girl and recognizing myself in Spock.

    Here was someone who was, in so many ways, like me. Someone who held a position of importance, a position of worth, someone who made a contribution-- not entirely in spite of his nature, but in part because of it.

    I learned a lot from the character. Lessons that have enabled me to live at least this long and to prosper (if not consenting to live my life as a welfare dependent can be considered prosperity-- I think it can).

    I guess the socialist agenda didn't come through in my case. ;-)

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