S is for Spock

Spock

In case you somehow don’t know who is he is, Spock is a character from the Star Trek universe. He first appeared in the Original Series (played by the late Leonard Nimoy) and has featured prominently in eight feature films, the animated series, and a two-part special episode of the The Next Generation. 

As half-human, half-Vulcan, Spock is logical nearly to a fault, yet has an underlying degree of humanity not generally found in full-blooded Vulcans. His oft-comical dynamic with both Captain Kirk and Dr. “Bones” McCoy is the main reason I watched the entirety of the Original Series. Though his character appears emotionless nearly all the time, he is the one who most often moved me to tears with his loyalty and his occasional elevation of relationship above logic.

Check out some awesome Spock-isms here:

 

The late Leonard Nimoy

The man behind the Vulcan passed away early this year (February 27, 2015), and people around the world and across generational and cultural divides continue to mourn his passing. Although he was best known for his role as Mr. Spock, Mr. Nimoy was also a photographer, a director, a writer, and a poety. He published two autobiographies, a photographic study of the feminine aspect of God, and five (count ’em, FIVE) studio albums. You can’t honestly call yourself a Star Trek fan until you have listened to Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space. Fact.

For more on the late great Leonard Nimoy, see my recent post here.

Spock Battle:

 

Kirk talks Spock:

 

Live long and prosper, LadyNerders.

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