I was so sad to hear yesterday that Leonard Nimoy, who entertained us for years by embodying the beloved Star Trek character, Spock, passed away after 83 years. I’m reblogging this older post as a tribute to a truly great actor who made the world fall in love with an absolutely fascinating character!
When does a story become more than just a story? What makes a work of fiction truly great? I would argue that the “magic element” is the presence of fascinating characters who not only entertain us, but who reflect the truth about ourselves.
With this in mind, if I were asked to choose the one fictional character who I find to be most fascinating, I would have to choose Spock from the Star Trek franchise. Working alongside some of the most recklessly passionate humans to ever exist aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, this Vulcan scientist’s obsession with logic makes him appear to be a fish out of water. Seeing the emotional ups and downs of human beings through his eyes, however, is always highly entertaining:
“May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with Humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant.” – Spock
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