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    Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

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      Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

      BBC News - Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

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      US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said.

      His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday morning.

      Nimoy had a long career as both an actor and director.

      However he was best known for his portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan character in both the TV franchise and series of films.

      Last year, the actor revealed he was suffering from chronic lung disease, despite stopping smoking more than 20 years ago.

      It was reported earlier this week he had been taken to hospital on 19 February after suffering from chest pains.

      He later tweeted: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."

      He signed off with "LLAP" - a reference to his character's famous catchphrase, "Live long and prosper". It was to be his final tweet.


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      Re: Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

      Sad indeed, big part of my childhood and in fact all through my life.
      Started watching Star Trek in 1969.
      Have been loving the rerun of TOS on CBS action

      John Peel was a fan of Leonard Nimoy and played him on his show a few times. This is from 2nd November 1987.

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      Re: Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

      I'll say R.I.P. as I don't know the initials for Live Long and Prosper translated into Latin.

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      Re: Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

      There has understandably been a huge amount of activity across the Internet following last night's news of Leonard Nimoy's passing.

      Quite a few old videos have surfaced including a US Army video made some time before he was cast for Star Trek.

      Sure he acted in a lot more films and TV series than just Start Trek, but I guess for many of us Mr Spock has become his main point of focus.

      Personally I was happy to see the Star Trek films made and the return of the franchise to our screens. Gene Roddenberry created a well loved piece for us all to share and Leonard Nimoy brought Mr Spock to life on our screens.

      One of his last projects was to be involved with the series Fringe as Dr William Bell. It was sad when he announced that he was retiring from the Acting world, but understandable.

      He will be missed but he as left us with a great wealth of wonderful films, TV series, books and even some songs.





      To answer seawright's question about LLAP, but in Latin...

      longo vivas tempore et bene sit

      However it sounds so much better from the man himself...


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      Re: Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      One of his last projects was to be involved with the series Fringe as Dr William Bell. It was sad when he announced that he was retiring from the Acting world, but understandable.
      Being so synonymous with Mr Spock it came as something of a shock to see Leonard Nimoy appear on screen at the end of season one as the infamous Dr William Bell. Perfect casting though.
      To answer seawright's question about LLAP, but in Latin...

      longo vivas tempore et bene sit
      Thank you

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      Re: Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

      One thing I never knew and read this morning was that after DeForest Kelley rejected the part of Spock (which we all knew), that Adam West was then asked to be Spock (of batman fame) but was too busy at the time, then of course Lenoard Nimoy was chosen.

      One thing I don't remember back in 1969 was having many kids toys for Star Trek. I do have small badges of the crew from cereal packs, a small ncc-1701 and of course we all read the TV21 comics. Have a complete set of them.
      Might go up in the loft later to hunt them out, thought I heard some strange noises coming from there
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      Re: Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

      Sad news to hear

      RIP Mr Spock.

     

     

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