Here are a few interesting things I came across while trolling the web (as one does in these situations) for more stories about the venerable Leonard Nimoy.
The hometown obituary of Leonard Simon Nimoy (1931 – 2015) in The LA Times.
Nimoy explains the Jewish origins of the Vulcan hand salute.
So Nimoy made an album (see photo above) which may not have been a critical success, but it sure sold a lot of copies. Here’s his version of If I Had A Hammer which kind of makes me love him all the more.
Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhuru) actually had a legitimate singing career before embarking on her five year mission to explore strange new worlds.
But perhaps everyone’s favorite Star Trek performance artist is William Shattner, whose rendition of Rocket Man will go down in history as one of the greatest stage performances of all time.
DeForest Kelley (Dr McCoy) begs to differ.
Not to be outdone, Mr Sulu (George Takei) has blessed us with this incredible cover version of Let It Go. That’s right. Let It Go. From Frozen.
Watching all of these videos really makes me sad that I missed the Star Trek cast parties…
Mr Nimoy, you will live long and prosper in all of our hearts. Thanks for everything. Have fun out there.