Category Archives: Leonard Nimoy

The Man, The Myth, and just my number one childhood idol…right next to The Beatles, of course.

My Weekly Spock – Unconventionally Handsome

Hey All,

Recently I posted a picture of young Leonard on an  FB page that caters to vintage images (1st picture below) and, to me at least, it was surprising to read the comments. Many seemed ‘shocked’ that he was ‘attractive’ in his youth, readers compared him to Paul Newman, Kevin Costner, and Chris Evans!  And comments ranged from ‘So Handsome!’, ‘Swoon’ and ‘Who knew?’ to  “He’s positively scary looking to me!” and ‘Yuck!”

Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Personally (of course) he was perfection to me as a 13 year old.  40+ years on it seems he still had something that just made him beautiful.  Not just the soft brown eyes,  the hair, perfect jawline and warm smile, but especially that he was a genuinely good, loving, creative, and compassionate human being.  It’s easy for someone who wasn’t familiar with him to scoff at his ‘unconventional’ handsomeness.  To me it was enough that Nimoy himself didn’t find himself attractive, but he didn’t have to; we all saw it for him, and we loved him for himself.

The world could use more Leonard Nimoys.  ❤

Painting below by artist Tafafa (wow!)

My Weekly Spock – Any Requests?

“Hello, I’m Spock! I’ll be your entertainment for the evening.  May I start with Vulcan love sonnet?”  Great promo shot from ’66

Happy Mother’s Day!

For all our Mothers, here and above, our hearts are filled with your sweet love

Leonard and his beloved Mom. Dora.

My Weekly Spock: Nimoy as McMurphy in “…Cuckoo’s Nest”

Did you know that May is National Mental Health Month?  Such an important condition, and one that its own sufferers are often too ashamed to get help for fear of being stigmatized.  Never neglect a loved one who is going through their own personal hell; they need all the help they can get.

On a lighter note, here’s Leonard in his 1974 stage performance as Randall McMurphy, the wrongly institutionalized patient in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  Boy I would have loved to see this.

(and yeah, it helps that he’s just in a towel…)

Happy Heavenly Birthday to Dear Leonard.

There will never be another like him. Unforgettable ❤

My Weekly Spock: 50 Years Ago This Month-Nimoy in TV Guide. (Full Article)

Imagine 50 years ago this month, TV Guide  printed its first cover article on Star Trek, and although it featured both Bill an Leonard on the cover, the main article centered on that interesting young actor who had to wear those pointy ears… Enjoy this piece on the  popular, but humble Mr. Nimoy. ❤  (Thanks Bobbie Reno for the scans!)

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My Weekly Spock: Remembering Leonard

Hard to believe it’s been two years 😦  But always in our hearts.  That smile, the laugh, the voice, the genuine goodness of a wonderful person.  He was magic, and weren’t we blessed? 16640786_10212282947534681_7684952854583146200_n943843_1744793129087226_3690459370591573498_n15178202_700204993490665_8237584765807100087_n580388_545254312319068_1430825669290770006_n