It’s Leonard Nimoy Day
On this day, March 26, in the year 1931, Leonard Nimoy was born. He would have been 85. While he was here, he ruled. Absolutely. Some say he still does.
I’m A Geek–Go Ahead, Say Something About It….
The great thing about being a closet geek who is the size of an NFL nose tackle–I can get all jazzed up about a tweet like this and nobody is going to say a godsdamned thing about it..this time, a year from now, and we’ll know if my excitement is justified. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2015/06/30/star-trek-3-beyond-justin-lin-first-picture/29502195/
Extra Words of Wisdom: John Scalzi
Because waiting until next Wednesday would be too late…. “If you’re having trouble understanding the grief over Leonard Nimoy’s passing, here it is: every geek just lost their favorite grandparent.”–John Scalzi
Mad About Nimoy
One more. I can’t help myself.
One of the coolest unconventional American cars ever made…the 64 Buick Riviera…and the coolest “pointy-eared Devil” to ever grace the screen. (Continuing my weekend of Leonard Nimoy tribute-themed posts begun here.) The New York Times did one of the most comprehensive Nimoy pieces thus far.
Illogical–A World Without Nimoy
So, if you haven’t heard–and I hadn’t, until just this moment, Leonard Nimoy has died. He was famous for many things–acting, directing, producing, the old Hollywood trifecta–but for all his accomplishments we all know him for one thing above all: Spock. Yep, Spock is dead, and there’s no reason to write a grand summary of…
Christmas…The Final Frontier
or “Scotty, we need that eggnog now.”
Drop Everything…And Watch This Video Now.
Neko Case has everything. She’s a fantastic songwriter, a phenomenal singer, has a great sense of humor, and–sorry–is super hot in a plain old it’s no big deal casual UN-self-conscious way. She makes a mean borscht, lives on a farm with about 24 pianos in the barn, and is pretty much Queen of The Galaxy. …
U.F.O.–My Gateway Science Fiction Drug
I can remember playing Star Trek when I was awfully small, maybe 6 or 7, with my friend Dan, who was Spock to my Kirk. Every once in a while, this weird kid named Jimmy McKelvy visited his grandparents on the next block over and he would play Bones–he had this awesome Phaser toy that…