Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Leonard Nimoy!

Whoa! I almost missed the second Star Trek birthday this month! I feel terrible about that, too, because I'm not only a William Shatner fan, but also a big Leonard Nimoy booster. Nimoy, for lack of a better word, is simply awesome.

One thing I've always loved about Nimoy as Mr. Spock is his portrayal of Spock's boundless curiosity. Nimoy's Spock isn't devoid of emotions; he just keeps them tamped down. There's always the sense no matter how bizarre the phenomenon the Enterprise encounters, Spock secretly enjoys it as a learning experience. Giant amoeba? Abraham Lincoln? Planet where the Roman Empire never fell? Spock loves it all deep down inside. And all that comes to the surface is that raised eyebrow and an understated, "Fascinating."

Happy birthday, Mr. Nimoy!

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