Captain’s log stardate: 92765.05
Yesterday saw the passing of the much loved Leonard Nimoy (a.k.a. Mr. Spock). The talented actor was an icon and a giant of popular culture, who lost his battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease February 27th, 2015 at the age of 83.
We here at GM Authority would like to take a moment to observe and celebrate the man who brought the Vulcan Mr. Spock to life in the original Star Trek series, by passing along the above photograph of Mr. Leonard Nimoy posing with a first-generation Buick Riviera. The Riviera was a mere three years old when Star Trek first aired in 1966, and was powered by either a 6.6-liter or a 7.0-liter V8 depending on model year. Power varied from 325 to 360 HP.
The black and white photograph above of the young Mr. Nimoy was shared on the Pinterest account of user “Hollywood Magic,” and offers us a humanizing, seemingly candid look at an interest of Mr. Spock’s outside of acting: cars. Of course, he is wearing the uniform of the Star Trek character whose personality is so inextricably linked with our memory of the man.
We will miss Mr. Nimoy tremendously, and all of us here at GM Authority would like to bid him warp speed to whatever strange new worlds await beyond the stars.