Happy Birthday Leonard Nimoy … 80 and counting!

Leonard Nimoy as Spock

Leonard Nimoy as Spock courtesy of Wikipedia

It is fantastic that we still have Leonard Nimoy with us. No matter how he has felt about the character Spock over the years, he has always provided a graceful and positive image of one of my most favorite characters in Star Trek.

Star Trek is likely one of my most favorite franchises of all time — the love of this franchise spans from the 60s to present day. It grew with me from childhood to adulthood.

Leonard Nimoy has certainly had his hands in so many creative areas, but he always seems to make time for those who love Star Trek, and for that I am very thankful. He truly understands how we view Spock and helped to shape Spock as well as maintain that image for us through the years.

There is a wonderful article on StarTrek.com entitled Happy 80th Birthday, Leonard Nimoy, as well as a great, indepth, 3-part interview with Leonard Nimoy entitled “Orbiting 80, Nimoy Looks Back… and AheadPart 1, Part 2, Part 3.

It is also very interesting that, as different as they are, both William Shatner, (Captain James T. Kirk) and Leonard Nimoy (Spock) share not only the same birthday month, but the same year as well. They both turned 80 this month, within a week of each other. I will talk more about William Shatner in his separate birthday wishes article. I almost missed it!

I also will talk more about Star Trek in other articles for 5BuckReview over time, especially since I not only loved TOS (The Original Series), and all the other wonderful series based upon the Star Trek franchise (as well as all the movies), but I also watched and loved the perfect solution in the ingenious alternate reality created for Star Trek (2009) movie. It was done so nothing was lost or invalidated of the original Star Trek sets of series and movies. What a wonderful way to handle it. I can’t wait for the next movie!

Thank you for all the wonderful years as Spock, Leonard Nimoy and Happy 80th Birthday! I wish you many more as long as you wish for them! Live Long and Prosper!!!

You can check out Leoard Nimoy’s thoughts at @TheRealNimoy on Twitter and wish him a Happy Birthday!