He’s Baaa-a-a-a-a-ack! (Okay, it’s only been 2 days) but the Spock feature is back and will be here every Monday to start your week off on a happy note.
This week Trekker Scrapbook celebrates a Nimoy milestone — an honorary degree from Boston University! Mr. Nimoy was given an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the Commencement on May 27th. He gave a wonderfully warm and heartfelt Convocation speech, filled with stories of his youth in Boston and the trials and joys of learning the acting craft. Here’s the speech:
The tassel on the cap he borrowed for his ‘big head’ kept slipping over his left eye, so before long he wisely doffed it and carried on. He fumbled a part of the speech and found himself joking ‘Scotty, beam me out of here!” but you can see that he was having the time of his life. I’m so happy for him here, and oddly proud, like watching your Dad acheive a life-long dream.
I’m going to show this to my niece, an aspiring actress, for it is very inspirational indeed. Not just for the performing arts, but for whatever passion one wants to pursue in life. I especially loved his advice at the end:
“And please, please, for the sake of our culture, for the sake of mankind, Don’t create any more reality shows!”
You tell ’em Leonard!