For several generations around the globe he will forever be “Mr. Spock,” the half-human, half-Vulcan first officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise, a United Federation starship exploring distant galaxies on television’s cult phenomenon, Star Trek (1966-69). He entitled his first autobiography, “I Am Not Spock” (1975) and his second memoir, “I Am Spock” (1995). Leonard Nimoy, who died today (2.27.15), was both Spock and so much more. His multi-faceted life in the arts reflected the 1960s-era of radical cultural flux and personal self-discovery that changed America and the world.
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