I have to admit that as an adult I’m not nearly the Star Trek fan that I was but as a kid Sci Fi was growing but still fairly limited. Star Trek was one of those rare sci fi shows that could capture the imagination of the public at large. Now when people talk about Star Trek they usually talk about captains… but if we take a step back if we look at the people behind their characters… Leonard Nimoy more than any other Star Trek celebrity showed a true love for the genre he worked in. He didn’t just use it to garner a paycheck, he used it to tell stories he used it to inspire, he did brave and important work by giving us a character who despite his own nature understood that humanity and emotion (though perplexing and often frustrating) are what make us truly unique as individuals. To all of us he’s most known as Mr. Spock or even Captain Spock but I think the role I’ve been most impressed with has been the role he played as a human being, as a standard bearer for Science Fiction, as a poet, a musician, and a thespian. He carried himself with such grace, and I’m so sad to see him go.