Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spock (Leonard Nimoy) Turns 80

Granted, 80 is like entering Adolescence for a Vulcan, as you need 80 years to just get caught up on all the current Mathematics and Science.

I didn't need Spock as an inspiration, as I had Al Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, and Scott Carpenter et. al. as mine, but yah, for a lot of you, this was THE guy.

Click here for all the 80th Birthday details.

Live long, and be sure to kick some serious arse all along the way.

Happy birthday, Leonard.


Phil Warnell said...

Hi Steve,

Well it seems Leonard as his character portrayed, to have wished for all has himself lived long and prospered. Having said that I like who you find as being your real heroes as they be the same as my own; with of course Einstein, Descartes’ and Plato thrown into the mix;-) However, the people of the Mercury program and those who inspired them still wait for the rest of the world to realize Spock’s greatest profession of truth, with that being “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few; or the one”. It’s also what I believe has Nimoy to continue to cater to his fans, as in the hope to keep the spirit of that message alive.



Steven Colyer said...

I*'ll stack up my Aritotle, Euler, Gauss, deBroglie and Dirac against those you mentioned, but it's all good.

Yes, I liked that line from II and III I believe it was, though I recently came across (and I forget where) a Philosophy that opposed it. It was probably written by a fan of Monopolism so of course I disagree, but what can you do, shrug.

I never missed a space shot (American) Phil. Saw every one of them in Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. I think the Skylab launch was the first one I missed. I was 4 or 5 when they finally lit the candle that boosted Al Sheppard's "Spam in a can" in 1961. Most of them were morning launches, or if later then at School they'd wheel in a TV set so we could watch them in real time. If there was an assembly that day, I'd "get sick" if you know what I mean. ;-) Yeah, I was quite the little space nut back in the day.