I’m going to break from my normal toy reporting to share the heartbreaking news that is being reported all over. Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock on Star Trek, has passed away at the age of 83. He died from complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD. As a long time fan of both the Star Trek and the Transformers franchise (he was the voice of Galvatron in the 1986 film), this news has hit me harder than I expected.Every interview I have ever seen with him showed a man who was grateful and humble for the success he had.
I leave you with this quote from the Wrath of Khan, a quote that everyone is sharing and one that everyone is spreading, and I hope they continue to spread:
“We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human.”