spockThere are people who influence us for a variety of reasons, and in numerous ways.  Leonard Nimoy was such a person.  Oh, I never knew him personally.  I did enjoy his work on screen, as a director, as an actor and many other roles.

But mostly I knew him as Spock through three seasons of Star Trek and through the Star Trek movies that eventually followed.

It was through Star Trek that my love of science-fiction has taken such a hold on my  life.  It was by loving this show and these particular characters so very much over the years that my imagination has taken such flights to galaxies unknown.

A star has gone out in my particular universe this day.  Godspeed Mr. Nimoy.  Thank you for sharing Mr. Spock with all of us.

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