One of the most iconic characters ever to appear on television and the movies was Mr. Spock. As embodied by Leonard Nimoy, who just died at the age of 83, he was the perfect voice of reason—with a soul and heart. No wonder he was so enduring.


Although Leonard continued acting and directing in addition to Star Trek, and made many albums in a rather unusual musical career, he will always be remembered for those pointy ears. It drove him crazy for a while and then as he got older, it made him happy to have touched so many people.


Funnily enough, I was reading some obits and one said that he came up with his catch-phrase while sitting at services one day—his parents were Ukranian immigrants and devout Orthodox Jews. See him discuss it here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2015/02/27/leonard_nimoy_hand_greeting_the_jewish_explanation_behind_live_long_and.html.


Live long and prosper, Spock would say.


The best kind of advice for all Lurchers.



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