6:52 pm - 03/26/2013

Happy Birthday Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek's Spock Turns 82

Happy birthday Leonard Nimoy! The actor best known for bringing Star Trek's Spock to life turns 82 today.

Nimoy, who was born in Boston in 1931, has been beloved by geeks since he donned pointy ears and played the highly logical half-human, half vulcan Spock in Star Trek.

Over the years, Nimoy has embraced his status as a geek icon, appearing not just in Star Trek movies but in sci-fi shows and video games.

Ever the classy guy, Nimoy even wished his fans thanks for the many, many birthday wishes he got on Tuesday.

1. He showed us that being the nerd was awesome
He was the smartest guy in the room and was awesome about it. Kirk got the girl but Spock often saved the day.

2. And the girls still loved him

3. He's a nerd like us
Would you narrate Civilization IV if you weren't a nerd? Or sing the ballad of Bilbo Baggins?

6. He reaches out to his fans

Nimoy once wrote a moving letter to a mixed-race fan who said they identified with Spock's mixed-race heritage.

7. He's an artist

Nimoy has been a photographer for years and even published books of his photographs.

Rest at the source
vickyblueeyez 26th-Mar-2013 11:12 pm (UTC)
vanishingbee 26th-Mar-2013 11:13 pm (UTC)
nimoy forever, quinto never tbh
vvatima 27th-Mar-2013 08:13 am (UTC)
Ya I agree.... for some reason Quinto really doesn't look right at all in the Spock makeup. I just cannot see him as Spock.
brownxeyedxdork 26th-Mar-2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
Flawless King tbh
mistyraven 26th-Mar-2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
So I skipped ahead to 20 minutes because ain't nobody got time for that and HOLY SHIT KILL IT WITH FIRE

and oops, hit enter too soon :O

Edited at 2013-03-26 11:32 pm (UTC)
executivehpfan 26th-Mar-2013 11:20 pm (UTC)
I love him, always and forever.
mistress_siana 26th-Mar-2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
I don't know if he's a perfect human being... but he comes pretty damn close. ♥
mistyraven 26th-Mar-2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
This wonderful man :)
hazel_belle 26th-Mar-2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
Nimoy is the man... and one of a kind truly and honestly.
flawedinsomniac 26th-Mar-2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!

I'll always love Spock and Nimoy. <3
eaglefan2011 26th-Mar-2013 11:37 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!!!
365reasonswhy 26th-Mar-2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
LLAP you delightful gentleman.


allysouu 26th-Mar-2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
I've just started watching the original series and I'm almost done with Season One and I love him!
jadziadrgnrdr 26th-Mar-2013 11:44 pm (UTC)
That pic is great.
therearewords 26th-Mar-2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
Awesome Vulcan, would touch his ears.
a_is4addiction 26th-Mar-2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
giveupallhope 26th-Mar-2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!

Love him<3
keyko101 26th-Mar-2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
and he can still get it tbh
allburningup 27th-Mar-2013 09:27 am (UTC)
so true
who_love 26th-Mar-2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
Flawless man <3
pippopippo 27th-Mar-2013 12:00 am (UTC)
LLAP, Mr. Nimoy. I hope you have the lifespan of a Vulcan.
procedurals 27th-Mar-2013 12:02 am (UTC)
happy birthday sir!

anyone else have a book of his poems? i got "come be with me" at a thrift shop years ago... it's some deep 70s shit
yurasama_love 27th-Mar-2013 12:10 am (UTC)
He is a flawless human being.
jearsforqueers 27th-Mar-2013 12:19 am (UTC)
Love this man.

Happy Birthday, Sir!
johnjie 27th-Mar-2013 12:32 am (UTC)
LLAP to this GQMF
sviibwhapp 27th-Mar-2013 12:39 am (UTC)
batsublue 27th-Mar-2013 12:57 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday!

Edited at 2013-03-27 12:58 am (UTC)
tx5mym5 27th-Mar-2013 01:01 am (UTC)
He is a wonderful man! I wish him a Happy Birthday and all the best luck.
rhapsodeeinblue 27th-Mar-2013 02:04 am (UTC)
Because it needs to be shared whenever possible: http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/spocks-advice-to-a-teenage-girl-will-make-you-cry

He's so great.
deborahkla 27th-Mar-2013 02:52 am (UTC)
My very first crush--and I still have the autographed photo I got when I sent him a fan letter when I was nine years old. :-)

Happy Birthday - and many, many returns of the day!!!
mjspice 27th-Mar-2013 07:18 am (UTC)
V Live Long & Prosper! V
pastelstar 27th-Mar-2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
prophecypro 27th-Mar-2013 09:06 pm (UTC)
All the trekkies have aged well
halfslytherin 27th-Mar-2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
Amazing human being!
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