There 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.