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Feb 27, 2015, 02:11 PM
 
Leonard Nimoy has passed. Getting old sucks. He will be missed.
     
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Feb 27, 2015, 02:19 PM
 
This is really bothering me.

I think I'm going to go back to bed.
     
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Feb 27, 2015, 02:20 PM
 
Rest in peace.
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Feb 27, 2015, 02:33 PM
 
This is sad news, don't know what to say. RIP Leonard
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Feb 27, 2015, 02:35 PM
 
Very sad news. RIP
     
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Feb 27, 2015, 03:22 PM
 
I'll miss him. Even though he agreed to appear in those horrible reboots.
     
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Feb 27, 2015, 04:21 PM
 
Well, now he's...
     
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Feb 27, 2015, 11:45 PM
 
He put the bomp, in the bomp she bomp.
     
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Feb 28, 2015, 12:03 AM
 
Topic sucks. Please have more respect.

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Feb 28, 2015, 12:06 AM
 
this has hit me harder than I would have thought, been binge watching ToS episodes all day.
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Feb 28, 2015, 10:49 AM
 
ToS is on amazon prime, a good time to rewatch.
     
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Feb 28, 2015, 11:09 AM
 
I'm sad. I can't say anything else about it.

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Feb 28, 2015, 11:22 AM
 
Another piece of my childhood is gone. Getting old truly does suck.
     
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Feb 28, 2015, 12:40 PM
 
Live long and prosper Mr Nimoy.

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Feb 28, 2015, 03:41 PM
 
Inevitable is Death - a part of life, it is!




We should celebrate his life, not dwell on his death!

No one lives forever, but I think Mr Nimoy did have a very long and fulfilling life. Living to age 83 is a great accomplishment in of itself, and if he had never smoked he may have lived even longer.

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Feb 28, 2015, 04:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
Topic sucks. Please have more respect.
You are right. I just couldn't do the "Leonard Nimoy - RIP" etc as I'd seen it on several Sci-Fi and special effects sites all day, and wanted something different. Spock was one of my childhood heros. He did other work in the 1950's as bad guys etc, but Spock really stood out.
     
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Feb 28, 2015, 04:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
Topic sucks. Please have more respect.

Nothing so far has been out of line or in poor taste - and certainly not disrespectful.

Who appointed you to be the one who gets to control how other people react and deal with things?
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Feb 28, 2015, 05:00 PM
 
When paired with the text of the OP, I found it rather poignant.
     
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Originally Posted by unicast reversepath View Post
Nothing so far has been out of line or in poor taste - and certainly not disrespectful.

Who appointed you to be the one who gets to control how other people react and deal with things?
It's very disrespectful. The Toronto Sun used the same quote and got a ton of backlash for it today, so it's not just me.

Change it.

EDIT: Here's just one list of people that think it's in poor taste (NSFW) https://twitter.com/Jon_Ore/status/571687332597895168

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Mar 1, 2015, 02:11 AM
 
Users can't change titles after 10 minutes or so.
     
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Mar 1, 2015, 02:18 AM
 
Oh, please. It's a classic "Bones McCoy" catchphrase.
     
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Mar 1, 2015, 05:12 AM
 
[flame]Wasn't he the guy who sang the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins? [/flame]

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Mar 1, 2015, 08:52 AM
 
and the rest of the text from the SUN is pretty lame. "Mourning the death of Mr. Spock? I'm mourning the death of one of my childhood idols. My interest in appliance make-up started with him. His character was overly discussed at the time, as to whether the audience would accept a main character with pointed ears. When I was younger I was a fan of (UGH!)Lost in Space. I was a Dr. Smith fan, but his character became an ass by the end of the 1st season. Spock was a far deeper character, and was used for several episodes that dealt with him being an outsider and someone between 2 worlds. We knew Nimoy as some other characters too, from bit part bad guys on the multitude of cowboy shows from the '50's, including being one of Lee Van Cleefs' gang in "Have Gun - Will Travel". He did well replacing Martin Landau in Mission Impossible, and in the early reality shows. He was funny and smart in the interviews he did during and after Star Trek TOS. Sometimes when a person passes we become overly somber, but somehow I don't think Mr. Nimoy would have wanted that. Instead he probably wanted a lighter remembrance, and enjoy his many accomplishments.
     
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Mar 1, 2015, 09:02 AM
 
Starman, if the title of this thread didn't make you immediately think "Star Trek," then it didn't work. But it is not disrespectful, just not overly somber. From what I know of Nimoy (as a "Trekie" from way before the term was coined), he wasn't a terribly somber person.

And yes, he did sing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. Which kind of helps make my point. Nimoy was not Spock, Spock (who was not always dry and unhumorous, either) was a role he played, and perhaps an alter ego after all that time. You can be sad about his passing, but that doesn't mean a simple reference to how almost all of us came to know him is inherently disrespectful. It's in how it's presented and handled. I don't think any of us has handled it poorly. On the other hand, Toronto's Sun has never impressed me as a very respecttul newspaper - it looks a l ot like New York's Post most of the time... It's all in how you handle it.

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Mar 1, 2015, 09:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
It's in how it's presented and handled. I don't think any of us has handled it poorly. On the other hand, Toronto's Sun has never impressed me as a very respecttul newspaper - it looks a l ot like New York's Post most of the time... It's all in how you handle it.
Bingo.

If they had put our thread title ("He's dead, Jim...") instead of the attention-whore garish one they used ("HE'S DEAD, JIM!") it would have been a totally different cover. But that's what the Toronto Sun do.
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Mar 1, 2015, 10:54 AM
 
Everytime McCoy used that phrase it was serious rather than silly. It was the fans of the show that made it silly. McCoy, though he was emotional and colorful, was very serious about his work. I think it's just perfect.

Anyway, I liked this quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Michael J. Hurd Ph.D
Probably the best tribute to an actor is to mourn not just that actor’s passing, but the loss of the character he brought to life.
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Mar 1, 2015, 01:45 PM
 
I'm going to say what everybody else is saying.

The Sun was whoring for loonies, BadKosh was paying tribute to the guy. Both provided the context necessary for (almost) everyone to realize what was going on in each scenario.
     
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Mar 1, 2015, 03:59 PM
 
Shatner was born four days before Nimoy. (3-22 and 3-26. I think the the Red Cross would have been ok with Shatner bowing out.

The top photo is from "Space Seed" , yes?
     
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Mar 1, 2015, 03:59 PM
 
None of you are real Star Trek fans.

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Post a pic of your Spock tat.
     
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Originally Posted by starman View Post
None of you are real Star Trek fans.
Thus began the Nimoy Thread Title Jihad of 2015.
     
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is this guy a real fan?.
     
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Mar 1, 2015, 04:30 PM
 
Oh my...
     
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Originally Posted by starman View Post
None of you are real Star Trek fans.
... said the guy trolling the Leonard Nimoy memorial thread.
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
this has hit me harder than I would have thought, been binge watching ToS episodes all day.
Me too, minus watching ToS episodes (thats too depressing for me). Dont think another prominent figure passing has made me this upset before.
     
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None of you are real Star Trek fans.
Quit being an "AH". You don't actually know any of us. I've watched ALL the Star Trek TV shows and PAID to see ALL the movies. I have several accurate models of the USS Enterprise*, and as a child went as Mr. Spock for 3 Halloweens in a row. I can quote from most all the TOS episodes, and still watch TOS on Netflix. I follow the restoration of the 11' SPFX model at the Smithsonian. I learned of what the appliance make up ears looked like and made my own for those last 2 Halloweens When I went as Spock. What does YOUR Star Trek resume say?


* I just spent over 400 bucks on the Big polar Lights kit, the Lighting kit, and the motors and nacelle ugrades so I can make an accurate to the series model to do SPFX with. I also still have my ORIGINAL TOS enterprise model, the Shuttlecraft, the 1/1000 Second pilot model Enterprise, a repop of the TOS Enterprise, an E in 2 different scales to go with my DS9 model, a Voyager, and Klingon model. Unbuilt is the 'refit Enterprise' of which I have 2.
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Mar 1, 2015, 06:32 PM
 
I think the TOS episodes to watch for Leonards part are:
Amok Time
Spocks Brain
The Trouble with Tribbles
A Piece of the Action
Space Seed
The Doomsday Machine
The pilot episode
The Menagerie parts 1, 2
The Devil in the dark
Mirror, Mirror
Journey to Babel


There are many more of course
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Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Quit being an "AH". You don't actually know any of us. I've watched ALL the Star Trek TV shows and PAID to see ALL the movies. I have several accurate models of the USS Enterprise*, and as a child went as Mr. Spock for 3 Halloweens in a row. I can quote from most all the TOS episodes, and still watch TOS on Netflix. I follow the restoration of the 11' SPFX model at the Smithsonian. I learned of what the appliance make up ears looked like and made my own for those last 2 Halloweens When I went as Spock. What does YOUR Star Trek resume say?


* I just spent over 400 bucks on the Big polar Lights kit, the Lighting kit, and the motors and nacelle ugrades so I can make an accurate to the series model to do SPFX with. I also still have my ORIGINAL TOS enterprise model, the Shuttlecraft, the 1/1000 Second pilot model Enterprise, a repop of the TOS Enterprise, an E in 2 different scales to go with my DS9 model, a Voyager, and Klingon model. Unbuilt is the 'refit Enterprise' of which I have 2.
Don't care. Any self-respecting fan wouldn't use that as a topic title.

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Topic sucks. Please have more respect.
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Mar 2, 2015, 07:23 AM
 
So Shatner is copping major flak for not going to the funeral. Thoughts?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Okay, that's depressing.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Okay, that's depressing.
It's like that scene in Godfather II when Michael Corleone ends up in the kitchen all alone.

Christ, that is depressing.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
So Shatner is copping major flak for not going to the funeral. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
So Shatner is copping major flak for not going to the funeral. Thoughts?
Agreed. No business of anyone's to comment negatively on. Even if he simply wanted to not let a good cause that had been planning an event for months around him down then that's reason enough.

Worst case he could have been facing some harsh late cancelling clauses in his appearance contact.
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Mar 2, 2015, 11:11 AM
 
Shatners work for the Red Cross was more important. Nimoy was already dead. Shatner will be visiting the family per Jewish protocols.
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Shatner and nimoy weren't always best friends. There was supposed to be some kind of rivalry about who got invited to be in the reboots... unless it was just playacting?
     
 
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