Friday, February 27, 2015

Spock is Gone

     Hi everyone, hope all is well.  It was reported today that Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise has passed away at the age of 83.  Chronic Pulmonary disorder was given as the cause.

     His connection to comics are plentiful but mainly through the DC and Marvel versions of the well-known television series that both companies took turns controlling over the decades.

     I had a chance to converse with him over a conference call 20 years ago when the President of the Sci-Fi (as it was known as then) channel and Mr. Nimoy and myself discussed some articles to be written about the Nimoy created comic book, "Primortals" as the television station was thinking of getting into comics.  I was then hoping to get a chance to write for the comic, but the opportunity did not arise.  Still, I found Mr. Nimoy to be pleasant, considerate and cordial to this journalistic stranger back in my News-Herald columnist days. 

    Also, back before their were so many original books on the subject, Only Star Trek had a continuing series of paperbacks produced from the series, but only adapting the stories from the television series.  But the first original novel was Star Trek #8, "Spock Must Die!"  This was written by James Blish, which started the whole original book series of all those old sci-fi shows.  See what Leonard Nimoy started.  Long live the memory of Leonard, he indeed did, "Live Long and Prosper."

     Take care and adopt a (Star Trek) comic today!

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