Leonard Nimoy, RIP.

I rarely keep up with the celebrity news, so I got a real shock when I read some terrible news on Dayton Ward’s excellent blog a wee while ago. I’m sitting here stunned, in tears. I’m gutted. Totally gutted. Leonard Nimoy is dead. I keep saying it to myself over and over again, but I still can’t believe it. Mr. Spock is dead. 🙁

Spock was always my favourite Star Trek character, and more than any other actor/character in all of Star Trek’s history, he epitomized the whole ethos of Trek for me. Star Trek has always been a major part of my life, ever since I watched its first run on UK television as a starry-eyed eight year-old back in 1969-1970, and Spock was always the main man for me.

Leonard Nimoy/Mr. Spock has been a huge influence on me since I was a kid. This feels like I’ve lost a close, lifelong friend, even though I’ve never met the man in person. I’m gonna need a while to take this in. Gutted. 🙁