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March 2, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed the iconic character of Spock in the Star Trek universe for decades, died at home on February 27. He was 83. Writing for, blogger JMillerBoston said of Nimoy's cultural influence, "Everybody in my pre-Internet generation has a lengthy and specific cast of characters, musicians and writers who provide the required navigation for surviving humanhood. And together we connect emotionally around the guiding principles we discovered through the characters and stories that we relate to most. The characters we love. And we LOVE Spock. He taught us so much. It's much deeper than the Hipster Nerdism movement we see manifested on hit shows like Big Bang Theory and successful websites like ThinkGeek. It's WAY deeper than that. Just as surely as June Cleaver, Marion Cunningham and Ma and Pa Ingalls sturdied their family and community foundations with God-fearing ideals, the rest of us are forging our realities with the lessons we learned in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. … And nobody, nobody, nobody could have delivered on the promise and legacy of Spock's character better than Leonard Nimoy."

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