Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

Easily one of, if not the, most popular cast members of the original Star Trek, has been beamed up to Heaven.

News broke earlier today of the passing of Leonard Nimoy at 83 after an illness. An accomplished character actor by the time Gene Roddenberry had cast him as the cerebral, emotionless Mr. Spock, Nimoy proved he was much more than one role. After Trek ended its initial run in 1969, Nimoy moved over to Paramount stablemate Mission: Impossible, replacing Martin Landau as the resident master of disguise for the IMF team.

In the mid-70's, Nimoy returned to science fiction, serving as host-narrator for In Search Of..., a syndicated series that was later revived on cable. In tribute, we present an episode of In Search Of.....

SyFy is already making plans to honor Nimoy with a 5 hour marathon that includes some classic Trek, including the movie, "The Undiscovered Country", as well as an appearance on Twilight Zone.

Rest in peace, Leonard. Live long & prosper.


magicdog said...

RIP Mr. Nimoy.

I used to love watching "In Search Of..." . Nimoy's voice seemed a perfect match to a series about the unknown.

hobbyfan said...

Indeed. The remake with Mitch Pileggi didn't work because viewers still identified with the original, a common malady that Hollywood has a problem solving.