RIP Leonard Nimoy

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  1. 1701TPA

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    Leonard Nimoy Death: Celebs React After ‘Star Trek’ Star’s Passing

    All here > http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/02/27/leonard-nimoy-death-celebs-react-sad-shocked-twitter-messages/

    "Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... Human." Farewell, Leonard Nimoy - Actor, Director, Pop culture icon. - Kevin Smith

    NASA is mourning the passing today of actor Leonard Nimoy, most famous for his role as Star Trek's Vulcan science officer Mr. Spock. The sci-fi classic served as an inspiration for many at NASA over the years, and Nimoy joined other cast members at special NASA events, including the 1976 rollout of the shuttle Enterprise, named for the show's iconic spacecraft.
    NASA ✔ @NASA

    RIP Leonard Nimoy. So many of us at NASA were inspired by Star Trek. Boldly go... http://go.nasa.gov/10F4Ci0
    9:44 AM - 27 Feb 2015
     
  2. M.A.C.O.

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    He is Leonard's final tweet.
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  3. Cyke101

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    Thank you, Mr. Nimoy. Farewell and safe journey.
     
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  7. Joanna McCoy-Kirk

    Joanna McCoy-Kirk Commodore Commodore

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    This is such sad news. I heard about it on the local noon TV newscast, and I was just floored. RIP Mr. Nimoy.
     
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    "Change is the essential process of all existence." - Spock

    I can't quite get my head around how sad I am. I think, while I always wanted to be Captain Kirk - confident, commanding, resilient - I deeply identified with Spock - conflicted outsider struggling to grasp these complicated beings around me and finally coming to find out what matters most: connection.

    And Leonard Nimoy, far beyond Spock, was an influence all my life, from Star Trek, to In Search Of.., to his really remarkable photographs (his book Shekhina reveals him to be a talented photographer, a keen and brave commentator on Judaism, as well as a true feminist) and his thoughtful, spiritual approach to art and life.
     
  9. Capn Flukie

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    RIP Leonard.
     
  10. plynch

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    Really not sad. I was prepared for it. I tweeted him a love message the other day. He blessed millions of people's lives and lived a full one himself. May we go and do likewise in our own ways. Thanks again to Mr. Nimoy and the logos of the universe in whom we live and move and have our being, to whom Mr. Nimoy was clearly responsive.
     
  11. Argus Skyhawk

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    He lived long, and he prospered.
     
  12. Showdown

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    Re: Leonard Nimoy RIP

    RIP
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  13. AgentCoop

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    I had always hoped to meet him one day, but I never had the privilege. RIP Mr. Nimoy. You will be missed.
     
  14. Amaris

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    I have Shekhina, which is a remarkable book, and I remember taking it to get signed by him when I attended the Chicago convention back in 2010. Unfortunately, he had a visit to the hospital and couldn't attend, but I always thought there would be plenty of time to get his autograph for that work I found so inspiring on a spiritual and emotional level.

    Unfortunately, I was never able to get that chance, and now he's gone. It's not so much the signature, though, really, it's that I wanted to meet him, to see the man who was so much of my childhood, and while I identified more with McCoy, Spock's calming, rational presence had a profound effect upon me as a child, and his influence was one of the reasons I was inspired by the sciences.

    He will be greatly missed.
     
  15. kirkfan

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    "He was a man, take him for all in all,
    I shall not look upon his like again."
     
  16. wildsulu

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    Very sad news...
    My thoughts are with his family and friends.
     
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    Zikhrono livrakha - may the memories of him be a blessing.Very sad, but it makes me grateful that I saw him give a lecture once. Besides his talents as an actor, photographer, and poet, his portrayal of Spock gave hope to all those who can never fit completely into society, like myself.
     
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    Live Long, and Prosper. He will be missed. I'm trying to think what episodes I might watch as a Tribute.
     
  19. kirkfan

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    He starred in quite a few episodes of Mission Impossible too.
     
  20. Janeway’s Girl

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    R.I.P. Now I feel like I should give TOS another chance.