This year was the Ultimate Pi Day, 3.14.15, and I missed it. I was unable to get into the spirit: I was really upset about Leonard Nimoy’s death, and I couldn’t write something that felt right.
He managed his best known character over decades and across series, yet his performance never seemed tired. The meme that went around showing William Shatner as the last member of the Enterprise senior officers brought tears to my eyes.
I wanted to learn more about the man behind the character I love, so I read I Am Not Spock, written by Nimoy in 1975.
I’m so digging the turtle neck! It was interesting hearing his perspective on life after the television show and before the movies began. I hadn’t realized how much stage work he’d done!
He received a lot of criticism for the book. People thought he was turning his back on the character that gave him fame. Those people obviously never read the book! The book is a fun read in which it is so apparent that playing Spock helped him shape how he saw the world and the opportunities around him.
In 1995, he wrote I am Spock as a follow up. That is in my library queue now. Meanwhile, I am doing my part to help the world learn more about Leonard Nimoy. I am a backer of the “For the Love of Spock” documentary Kickstarter campaign. It was started by Adam Nimoy, and it aspires to show the birth and evolution of his dad’s famous character. I hope the campaign succeeds. It is definitely a documentary I will watch.
What celebrity’s death affected you? or Have you ever backed a Kickstarter campaign? If so, what was your favorite?