Happy Birthday, Leonard Nimoy

March 1931 seems to have been a good month for living legends… After William Shatner, it is now Leonard Nimoy who is 80 years old.

80 years, still a young age for a Vulcan, I presume. Fascinating…

Spock

So today, we raise our glasses to the actor who embodied one, if not the, most iconic alien character in a sci-fi series in history. All others will forever be measured against the achievemets of Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock.

But lest not forget the man behind the role. Nimoy is quite different from Mr. Spock. Amongst other things, he is a photographer and poet. Some of his poems can be found in A Lifetime of Love: Poems on the Passages of Life.

Nimoy has also recorded a number of albums, to greater acclaim and far less ridicule than Shatner. He even directed a video for the 80’s girl band The Bangles.

Hmmm… I am not sure what kind of drink is appropriate in this context, but you could play a game of three-dimensional chess in Nimoy’s honor today…