How do I begin writing about the impact that Leonard Nimoy has had on my life? In reflecting on his death, I thought I would share my own personal journey "into fandom" of someone who I unfortunately never had the opportunity to meet, but still call a friend. Since I first watched Star Trek as a kid my life was changed forever. I started watching Star Trek in the early 90s, and immediately took to the Original Series as well as The Next Generation which was currently on the air. I was amazed by idea of what Star Trek's creator Gene Roddenberry called “a wagon train to the stars” space exploration combined with action, and relevant social commentary, but it was a certain Vulcan science officer who captured my imagination. I have collected almost everything I could about Spock. I even bought rubber Vulcan ears which I have to this day which I wore pretending to be him as a kid. This led to buying the models of the ships, action figures, communicators, phasers and many other different kinds of Star Trek collectibles all of which I treasure.
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Nimoy, Leonard. (TheRealNimoy). "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"
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Nimoy, Leonard. I Am Spock. New York: Hyperion, 1995. Print.
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