As George Takei’s labor of love Allegiance goes to Broadway this fall, it seemed a great time to remember what good friend George was with Leonard. I found some wonderful pictures, not just from their TOS days, but though ST:IV and in 2012 when Leonard went to see the pre-Broadway version of Allegiance. I’m so glad Leonard got to see his friend George’s wonderful musical, and I hope I’ll see it too! The final picture was taken in 2014. I’m sure George misses his friend. <3
Also note the wonderful picture here on the ST:IV set, where the little boy (Sulu’s great-great-great-great… grandfather in the story) is shyly standing in front of Leonard. Sorry that scene of Sulu and his distant relative was never filmed, but the idea of it was was sweet.
This delightful characterization by artist Sarah Miele isn’t TOS, but it’s just so wonderful and a lovely tribute to Leonard, I had to post it! I can hear the Italian Food debate going on now!
As Sarah writes in her description:
Like many around the world, I too have not been able to get around the reality that Leonard Nimoy is gone. I suppose it may be because he had been such an icon for so many generations before me that it seemed he would continue to be there. Forever. It’s sad, and now the absence feels strange.
But like so many have quoted “he’s not really dead… as long as we remember him.”And I truly believe in that, which is why, in a way, I still feel he’s here.
This was the piece I had put off for far too long for his fan club, the OLNFC. And upon hearing that he had been hospitalized urged me to finish it. I had hoped it to be in the March edition for his 84th birthday, but life doesn’t always wait around.
Nothing grand, but just one of a few finished pieces. I have a whole bunch of random sketches from many of his movies and I hope to bring some of those out and post them.
It’s probably symbolic that, when I met Leonard Nimoy a few years ago, I was soooo nervous after he signed my book that the only words I could speak were “Thank you.”
Thank you again, Leonard Nimoy, for making us believe, for giving us hope, and for being an inspiration.
Sarah, I couldn’t have said it better. Thank you for this beautiful piece — I bet Mr. Nimoy would have loved it.
Of course, Star Trek did not make its debut until September 8, 1966, but Leonard Nimoy has been playing Mr. Spock since filming the pilot of The Cage in 1964!
Leonard, Congratulations on embodying and evolving such a charming, cool, lovable, and enduring character for all these years. The world is a happier place because of Mr. Spock! Spock will endure forever. Thank you, and may you and he truly Live Long and Prosper! 😀
For this weeks fix, here’s Leonard in one of his other favorite professions: Directing! Seen here directing Star Trek III, Star Trek IV, Three Men and a Baby and Funny About Love (with Gene Wilder). The lesson in all this? Always do what you love!