Leonard Nimoy has passed away. And the internet exploded with an outpouring of tributes, memories, stories. I struggled with how we should pay our tributes here, and then Paul M. Newitt sent me this wonderful image. I think it says it all.
Leonard Nimoy was a large part of the success of Star Trek. His portrayal of Mr. Spock touched something in everyone. He was the intellectual, the wisdom, and in many ways the lost soul of Star Trek. He showed us that nerds were cool. And nerds even go the girls. There was hope for all of us. Spock became an icon and a vivid part of popular culture.
Thank you Leonard for inspiring all of us.