The world of TV and film lost a giant today. According to TMZ, actor Leonard Nimoy has passed away at age 83. Nimoy was known to most as Mr. Spock on the classic program “Star Trek.”
Spock was probably the famous Vulcan-human hybrid to ever exist. Nimoy’s character not only brought knowledge to Captain Kirk’s team, but the legacy of Spock continued to live on long after the series ended and has been referenced in various science-fiction TV shows and films to date. His phrase “Live Long & Prosper” is still uttered by veteran fans and ComicCon millennials across the world.
In this 1992 romantic comedy Boomerang, Eddie Murphy’s character Marcus Graham uses his faux knowledge of Spock to impress Angela, played by Halle Berry.
“What was Mr. Spock’s last name? See you didn’t know that. His name is Spock Jenkins. One of the Jenkins boys from Vulcan.”
Spock was actually his last name, his full name—S’chn T’gai Spock- was unpronounceable to humans.
In his last tweet before his passing, Nimoy delivered his last words to his followers that only strengthens his long-lasting legacy in our world.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
R.I.P. to a true legend. Live Long & Prosper.