The Man Who Was Spock – Remembering Leonard Nimoy

On February 27th, the world was shocked by the passing of Leonard Nimoy, famous for the roll of “Mr. Spock” on Star Trek. Growing up watching and being inspired by the antics of Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and the crew of the Enterprise, Houndstooth & Hardhats tossed out our plan for the show and spent around an hour remembering Mr. Nimoy. During this show and in the time since, and seeing the outpouring of tributes from the space community and world, I’ve realized just how important Leonard Nimoy really was.   Before Star Trek Born in 1931 to refugees from the Soviet Union, Nimoy began his acting career at the age of 8, winning several awards throughout his childhood and graduating from UCLA with a BA in photography. From here, Nimoy found himself in the US Army’s Special Services division as an actor, featuring in various training films. After leaving the Army, he had a brief stint in the Western film world, as well as various other TV appearances, before landing the role of a half-alien science officer for the pilot of a certain Sci-Fi television series… These are the voyages… Star Trek sent Nimoy’s career skyrocketing, and for good reason. Though the show was cancelled due to lack of interest after an 80 episode run, it became one of the most influential works of fiction ever produced. Star...

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