When I heard the news yesterday of Leonard Nimoy’s death I was stunned. Spock. Dead? Surely you jest. I mean how could the epic Spock be gone? It was just as painful as when Spock’s onscreen death occurred so many years ago, yet, I felt a sense of admiration and love for the character return to me like a trusted friend.
The truth is, even if Leonard Nimoy isn’t with us in body, his legacy is immortal. He gave us a character that stood for many things: logic, courage and yes, humanity. For as much as Spock denied being human there were many times onscreen when flashes of his half-human side shone through.
And now we return to Leonard Nimoy. His vulcanization of Spock left us mesmerized, and who could believe that when Gene Roddenberry was first pitching STAR TREK to the studios back in the early 1960s that his character was almost shelved before production. No Spock? Really? What a loss that would’ve been.
But the reason I decided to write this post, was not only to honor a man and the character he immortalized, but to give thanks. There would be no T.A. Uner-at least not in the current sense-if there hadn’t been Spock, or the man who portrayed his character. I would hate to think of who I would be now without him.
Probably a lot less Human.
T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs 4-5 times a week about writing, self-publishing and sales & marketing. You can also subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox.