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Blackjack1



Joined: 21 Feb 2011
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Location: Portland, OR

PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:47 pm    Post subject: The Nerdy Man Reply with quote

Hi All - I never post in here but today I wanted to because it was reported in the news that my very first crush, Leonard Nimoy, has died Sad

Nimoy captured the beautiful essence of the nerdy man with his cool composure, analytic mind, and unworldly intellect. My mother was aghast that of all the cute boys my friends gushed about, I was a Trekkie and Spock was my dream man. To this day, I still adore the nerdy man and am a complete sucker for them in a romance. But it was Spock that started it all, and I'm feeling sad today that he has passed away.
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JulieR



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I, too, was a huge Leonard Nimoy/Mr. Spock fan. Possibly because as kids my siblings and I thought Mr. Spock was modeled after our father. Our cousins called my dad "Uncle Spock!"

Wil Wheaton wrote an article today about Nimoy over at http://wilwheaton.net. It was nice reading that though Wheaton never worked with Nimoy, they knew lots of people in common, and Nimoy was universally liked. Hard to do anywhere, but especially difficult in Hollywood, I imagine.

Wheaton also talks about how Mr. Spock was a role model for kids who were different because they actually liked nerdy things. Which reminds me, when I told my husband that Nimoy had died, he wondered how long until The Big Bang Theory has an episode where Sheldon deals with the loss. I'll look forward to that.

RIP, Leonard Nimoy.
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Blackjack1



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that link, JulieR! Such nicely expressed sentiments. I think President Obama said today that Leonard Nimoy made nerdiness "cool," and I find that true, or at least it was for me.

I had a chance to watch an interview with Nimoy a year ago and despite his illness, I was so struck by his dignity and intelligence. When I think about the qualities of a hero, he definitely embodies so many of them for me. Hard to believe that Star Trek was pulled off the air after only three years considering the enduring legacy of the show and its characters. He will be missed!
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