IN MEMORIAM: Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

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“Whatever I have given, I have gained.”

These words, said by Leonard Nimoy himself, serve as a testament to a pillar of the science fiction and science community.  Sadly that pillar is no longer with us, as Nimoy died on Friday of complications due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, just a month shy of his 84th birthday.

Words cannot express how sad Nimoy’s passing makes me.  It seems odd to say that, considering I never met the man and he was, technically, a celebrity.  Why should I mourn someone who probably never came within 100 miles of me?  And yet I do.  Because this man in his own way had a significant impact on my life as a child.  Two distinct memories standout about Nimoy from a personal standpoint.  As a young child in the early 80s I had the rare privilege to have cable, and of course my favorite channel was…

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