Patterico's Pontifications

2/27/2015

R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 1:04 pm

LLAP.

44 Responses to “R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy”

  1. That’s Live Long and Prosper, in case the reference escaped you.

    Patterico (9622fb)

  2. So many happy hours watching his work … thank you. Rest in Peace, Mr. Nimoy; you are not Spock, you only played him perfectly.

    htom (4ca1fa)

  3. is there any truth to the rumor that he was wearing a red shirt on his deathbed?

    😎

    redc1c4 (cf3b04)

  4. brch dyn ems :(

    seeRpea (3383a9)

  5. No disrespect meant to anyone but:

    he can’t live long nor prosper.

    Just sayin’

    I’ll settle for: Hope you’re comfortable and happy, surrounded by
    friends and loved ones no matter where you are.

    You entertained us and gave us occasion to pause for thought about
    thins we hadn’t before.

    jakee308 (49ccc6)

  6. He’s now part of the permanent Away Team.

    jakee308 (49ccc6)

  7. In his honor, I just kicked the stuffing out of a clown wearing a Spock costume.

    It must have been hard for him, getting a beating from one of his heroes.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  8. I was happy to see Leonard in a sci-fi show called Fringe.

    RIP, pal.

    felipe (56556d)

  9. “On that day, I shall mourn.”

    Pat* (bbc344)

  10. Pat* (bbc344) — 2/27/2015 @ 3:50 pm

    Good quote from the classic Star Trek episode Requiem for Methuselah.

    felipe (56556d)

  11. Meanwhile, in the column of those not allowed to LLAP…
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31669061

    kishnevi (9c4b9c)

  12. My husband & I heard him speak at UAB between movies IV & V (circa 1988). When an audience member asked him how V (directed by Wm Shatner) would be different from IV (directed by him), Mr. Nimoy replied, “Bill’s has a lot more running & jumping shit in it.” Hilarious.

    Susan (223562)

  13. #11: that story simply isn’t possible: Russia has strict gun control…

    in truth though, i’m surprised that hasn’t started happening to some of the moar outspoken critics of Presentsnit Obola, yet.

    redc1c4 (34e91b)

  14. #12: Anything is possible on a Friday. The only notable thing about this particular Friday for is that we are not about to embark on a three- or four day weekend.

    Also in keeping with our media-driven Friday tradition, Holder in his closing remarks to his execrable tenure as “Attorney” general, encourages us to study the remarks of Malcom X. No mention of this in his conformation hearings six years ago. (Note to Republican Senators, do not forget to ask prospective candidate about Marxism, terrorism, cannibalism, etc., the answers could prove useful.

    And a bright spot, Boehner pulled a boner and forgot to get his troops lined up before the vote. Even in this late hour, there are still a majority of House Members who are not willing to lend their good names to funding illegal activities by Obola.

    Live long and prosper.

    bobathome (f208b6)

  15. I had to google LLAP. I don’t think I have seen an entire episode of Star Trek.

    JD (060f4a)

  16. Holder is not the only person who has a liking for Malcolm X.
    http://reason.com/blog/2015/02/23/clarence-thomas-americas-most-influentia

    kishnevi (adea75)

  17. JD, did you never even see The Trouble With Tribbles?

    kishnevi (91d5c6)

  18. Kishnevi, did you see the episode of Star Trek: The next Generation when the away team went back in time and found themselves in the episode of The Trouble With Tribbles? When Wharf is asked “What happened to the Klingons?” He replies: “We do not speak of it.”

    felipe (56556d)

  19. Leonard Nimoy: I am not Spock

    Felipe: I am not a trekkie

    felipe (56556d)

  20. Thank you kisnevi for the link. Malcolm X is a complex guy. Kind of nuanced wouldn’t you say?

    It would still be prudent to know the views prospective AG’s on issues like cannibalism, voter fraud, voter intimidation, mob rule, black supremacy, genocide, fascism, communism, and, of course, transparency.

    bobathome (f208b6)

  21. I think I watched little of TNG after the first season. Certainly did not see that episode.
    Never got into ST in any version outside the first five movies, and then only through the awfulness known as Star Trek V. I may have liked it as a little kid… my mother got me pajamas that were miniEnterprise uniforms, but I do not remember actually watching any of the shows as a kid.

    kishnevi (91d5c6)

  22. Malcolm X was complex. And a lot of the admirable part of that complexity was catalyzed by his pilgrimage to Mecca.

    kishnevi (adea75)

  23. Like gag me with a spoon with Malcolm Little El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. He said the the assassination of JFK was a case of “chickens coming home to roost. He hated white people and he hated America. His rhetoric was the cause of a lot of murders, including the policeman son of my next door neighbor. He created a backlash among whites which set back the civil rights and de facto integration that MLK died trying to achieve. His chickens came home to roost none too soon.

    nk (dbc370)

  24. I think there was an early Malcolm X and a later Malcolm X, with the pilgrimage to Mecca being the watershed.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  25. Self reliance can mean many things. We tend to associate the concept with hard work, diligence, inspiration, discipline, honesty, integrity. But coyotes are also self reliant. And while they work hard, their efforts are devoted to cunning, stealth, mayhem, plunder, and a good hideout. So it is with Malcom X. It is remarkable that an ideology that was created to provide psychic comfort for murderers and robbers is considered a “religion” by our “leaders”. It’s even more remarkable that our EarLeader regards this ideology as a fundamental foundation for our constitutional system.

    Like I said, it’s Friday.

    bobathome (f208b6)

  26. Can you imagine anything that would better prepare a person for dealing with Muslim barbarians than fending off 100,000 public service members who anticipate being treated with actual equality, and their state senate mercenaries? Camped on the lawn, in the hallways and the rotunda, throwing their feces, where you work?

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  27. Star Trek V

    Why is it that people end up watching the utterly worst examples of things?

    Try “The Inner Light” for an example of TNG.

    For the original series, “The Balance of Terror”, “The City on the Edge of Forever”, or “Mirror, Mirror”.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  28. Oh I’m sorry. Wrong thread. Hell wrong blog.

    Damn it, Jim. I’m an internet blowhard, not a magician!

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  29. And then I quoted the wrong dead guy from star trek.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  30. “He obviously did too much LDS in the 60s….”

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  31. “They like you very much, but they are not the hell ‘your’ whales.”

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  32. “where did you get your medical degree, Dentist school?”

    felipe (56556d)

  33. Chick: So you’re from outer space?
    Jim: I work in outer space, I’m actually from Iowa.

    felipe (56556d)

  34. [Dr. McCoy talking about Mr. Spock]

    I don’t know if you’ve got the whole picture, but he’s not exactly working on all thrusters.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  35. Dr. McCoy:(after he finds out that he has Spock’s Katra) So this is his revenge for all those arguments he lost!

    felipe (56556d)

  36. Kevin, ST V was merely the one where I got off the bus. I thoroughly enjoyed numbers II to IV.

    kishnevi (adea75)

  37. JD, did you never even see The Trouble With Tribbles?

    kishnevi (91d5c6) — 2/27/2015 @ 6:07 pm

    I am going to have to google this.

    JD (86a5eb)

  38. McCoy: Perhaps, we could cover a little philosophical ground. Life
    [pause]
    McCoy: Death
    [pause]
    McCoy: Life.
    [pause]
    McCoy: Things of that nature.
    Spock: I did not have time on Vulcan to review the philosophical disciplines.
    McCoy: C’mon, Spock, it’s me, McCoy. You really have gone where no man’s gone before. Can’t you tell me what it felt like?
    Spock: It would be impossible to discuss the subject without a common frame-of-reference.
    McCoy: You’re joking!
    Spock: A joke
    [pause]
    Spock: is a story with a humorous climax.
    McCoy: You mean I have to die to discuss your insights on death?
    Spock: Forgive me, Doctor. I am receiving a number of distress calls.
    McCoy: I don’t doubt it.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  39. I was about 10 when Star Trek came on the TV. If I look back on it with a 10-year-old boy’s eyes, it was great. Leonard Nimoy helped make it great.

    He also sang that Hobbit song.

    I prefer to remember Spock.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  40. felipe wrote:

    Kishnevi, did you see the episode of Star Trek: The next Generation when the away team went back in time and found themselves in the episode of The Trouble With Tribbles? When Wharf is asked “What happened to the Klingons?” He replies: “We do not speak of it.”

    Actually, that was the episode Trials and Tribble-ations, from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

    I was disappointed when they released the remastered original series, with updated special effects, that they did not include the Deep Space Nine characters from the scenes already altered. That would have been cool.

    The Trekkie Dana (f6a568)

  41. Leonar Nimoy: he lived long and prospered.

    The Trekkie Dana (f6a568)

  42. A terrible thing happened. All these memorials to Leonard Nimoy led to the discovery of remastered versions of the original Star Trek series available on demand from YouTube.

    I’m hooked. I need an intervention.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  43. The Trekkie Dana (f6a568) — 3/2/2015 @ 5:18 am

    Ahhhrgg! You are right. I blame it on the Bossa Nova.

    felipe (56556d)

  44. Everybody set your phasers on stun for papertiger.

    nk (dbc370)


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