Leonard Nimoy and the Legacy of Fandom

This made me cry today…

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The loss of Leonard Nimoy has hit the world hard today – a talented actor, director, writer, and humanitarian. For those of us in fandom, the loss feels personal, which may be hard to understand for someone on the ‘outside’. Even fans who weren’t born when the original Star Trek zoomed onto our (tiny) television screens in gloriously limited special effects feel the void left by his passing. Nimoy, and Star Trek, were so pivotal to the beginnings of fandom as we know it, that it’s difficult to quantify the depth of his contribution to this vibrant thing we call ‘fandom’ or how much the universe feels darker without him in it.

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  1. kat
    Feb 27, 2015 @ 20:32:20

    what a loss. those who remember the first series, were the first fans, and will miss him most, even tho he did other character parts in shows like twilight zone.

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