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Leonard Nimoy, RIP

Nimoy BEL AIR, Calif.–Actor/director Leonard Nimoy, who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died Feb. 27 at his home here. He was 83.

MSTies have heard any number of references to and impressions of him during MST3K’s run. One memorable moment came in episode 503- SWAMP DIAMONDS when Crow and Tom Servo became obsessed with the “This Side of Paradise” episode of “Star Trek,” with Crow as Spock.

The New York Times (somebody probably wrote most of this years ago) has a nice obit.

58 Replies to “Leonard Nimoy, RIP”

  1. A-lion-jumped-out-and-shot-her says:

    It looks like MeTv is going to play both the Columbo episode and the Man from UNCLE episode on March 1st in honor of Mr. Nimoy. They had just aired that Columbo a few weeks back, but it appears they’re bringing it out again after his passing.

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  2. goalieboy82 says:

    From STII
    “He’s really not dead. As long as we remember him.”

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  3. goalieboy82 says:

    i watch the Columbo episode last night. i thought, look its Dr Spock.

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  4. Cornjob says:

    Star Wars is checkers. Star Trek is Three Dimensional Chess.

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  5. BIG61AL says:

    we all lost an old friend…

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  6. Dan in WI says:

    Cornjob:
    When I was 5 years old in 1976 I had a Mr. Spock doll (I don’t think they called them action figures yet). I didn’t have a Captain Kirk doll. Just Mr. Spock. Spock always was the essence of Star Trek to me. A lot of people felt that way too and I think it burned Shatner’s bacon a bit.

    I know that when I got my first Star Wars toys in 1977 they were called action figures. So it is highly likely that term would have existed one year prior.

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  7. Cornjob says:

    I just watched Spock’s death and funeral with my parents. Very moving. I’m sad Nimoy is gone, but his was a life long and well lived.

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  8. Cornjob says:

    I was referring to Star Trek 2 above of course.

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