Sunday Night on Virtually Speaking Digby and I talked about the Leonard Nimoy’s passing and how fiction and fictional characters can shape people’s attitudes. (podcast link here.) Today some friends who work in the world of politics were discussing House of Cards. Some loved it, some hated it. I don’t really move in those specific circles [...]
To the editor: Leonard Nimoy and I were seatmates on a flight from Los Angeles to San Antonio in the late 1960s. ("Not just Spock: Leonard Nimoy's arts trek covered many galaxies," Feb. 27)
The internet is currently brimming with touching tributes to Leonard Nimoy, testaments to his universal awesomeness and the profound way so many of us have been touched by both his great life and his recent passing. We’ve gathered a few of our favourites here. Nasa astronaut Terry W. Show More Summary
We're very excited to be joined by special guest Sabir Pirzada, staff writer on the CBS series Person of Interest, for this episode, and there's a lot to cover! Starting with a quick run-down of the latest releases, we segue into our...Show More Summary
Since Leonard Nimoy’s death last week, Canadians have been honoring Mr. Spock by drawing his likeness over Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s face on out-of-date Canadian money. According to io9, Laurier’s vague similarities to the...Show More Summary
Canadian musician Peter Pringle has released a new performance in which he plays a beautiful tribute to the life of the late Leonard Nimoy on his Vulcan harp and theremin, a 26-stringed instrument resembling the one that Spock used in Star Trek: The Original Series. Since the Vulcan harp was introduced by artist and visionary […]
Last weekend, Saturday Night Live included a Star Trek skit and a short tribute to Leonard Nimoy. The skit was titled “Emergency Room: Worf M.D.” In the skit, a doctor who was attending a Star Trek convention is called into the hospital on his day off, but did not have time to change out of […]
William Shatner defended his decision to fulfill his commitment to the Red Cross this weekend, which meant he missed Leonard Nimoy‘s funeral on Sunday morning. Reporters caught up with Shatner at his home after he returned to Los Angeles. “My understanding is ‘mourn the dead, but celebrate life,'” said Shatner. “I chose to celebrate life […]
Nimoy manages to mind-meld the haters
One of the more interesting things to arise from the moment that J.J. Abrams took over the Star Trek franchise in 2009 was the apparent real life friendship developed between the two Spocks. In the film, extraordinary circumstances created...Show More Summary
Canadian musician Peter Pringle has released a new performance where he plays a beautiful tribute to the life of late Leonard Nimoy on his Vulcan harp and theremin, a 26-stringed instrument resembling the one that Spock used in Star Trek: The Original Series. Since the Vulcan harp was introduced by artist and visionary Wah Ming […]
From the Vulcan salute by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station to the pancake artist who created a batter likeness of Mr. Spock, the tributes to the late Leonard Nimoy have been touching and creative. Canadians have gone as … Read more ›
Bustle, BuzzFeed, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Flavorwire recommended March's best new books. Stereogum looked back on Leonard Nimoy's music career. Stream a new Courtney Barnett song. In the New Yorker's fiction podcast Etgar Keret read and discussed short fiction by...
Canadians and Trekkies have been “Spocking” their five-dollar bills for years, but since Leonard Nimoy’s death there’s a been a surge in people sharing the defaced bills online to pay tribute. Last week the Canadian Design Resource (CDR)...Show More Summary
American astronaut Terry Virts recently shared a touching tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, releasing a photo of himself directing the Vulcan salute from the International Space Station towards the place of Nimoy’s birth. Virts, 47, released the image on Twitter on Saturday, according to the New York Daily News. Show More Summary
It's not quite poetic justice, but we'll take it: the Westboro Baptist Church, a group of litigious trolls with the barest ties to Jesus, were unable to picket Leonard Nimoy's funeral because they don't know where it is. Read more.....
In the wake of Leonard Nimoy's death, a number of Canadians have taken to the practice of converting the portrait of Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier on the Canadian $5 bill into the iconic image of Mr. Spock. According to the Bank of Canada, defacing bills is not illegal — but it's not without consequences. Read more...
As his fans, friends, and family mourn the passing of Leonard Nimoy, his Star Trek character Spock is being honored with an unusual Canadian bill scribble. Some may want to watch old Star Trek movies, but in Canada, a “Spocking” tribute...Show More Summary
This guy was not—as Oregon state Rep. Bill Post has claimed—a Republican. John Nichols at The Nation writes Mr. Spock Was a McGovernite: Remembering Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Live Long and Prosper’ Politics: George McGovern’s anti-war candidacy for the presidency in 1972 attracted a good deal of celebrity support. Show More Summary
You'd think these people would've figured out by now to find the location of a funeral before saying they're going to be there... but after Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Mr. Spock on Star Trek, died a few days ago, they said they would be picketing his funeral.That plan fell through, though, when they couldn't find the location of the event: