Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mr. Nimoy

We at House Full of Nerds would like to wish Leonard Nimoy, costar of one of our favorite TV series, a very happy 81st birthday! 
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My Star Trek fandom originated with the short-lived Saturday morning cartoon, a gateway drug for the live-action series which by then was in syndication. When I was a kid, "Star Trek" was something cool and kind of scary that kids with older siblings and lax bedtimes watched; I had neither, so it wasn't until my teens that I began watching "Star Trek" reruns on the local unaffiliated station, at the time the only alternative to the three major networks and public television.  Several of my friends were big "Star Trek" fans, and I was quickly hooked.

Spock, of course, was my favorite character, with his tendency to raise one eyebrow and pronounce phenomena his crewmates found terrifying as "fascinating" or merely "interesting."  When the Nerd in Chief and I introduced our daughters to Star Trek, they quickly became fans of the half-Vulcan, half-human, especially enjoying his verbal sparring with the chief medical officer.  Watching "Star Trek" episodes on DVD remains a favorite House Full of Nerds activity.

So, happy birthday, Leonard Nimoy!  Live long and prosper! (To which I'm sure Mr. Nimoy would reply, "Gee, I never heard that one before!")

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