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To boldly go…

Fri, 2015-02-27 22:12

Remember

Leonard Nimoy has died today. I don’t remember how old I was when I first watched my very first Star Trek episode – I was too young. I just remember watching The Original Series reruns after coming back from school in the afternoon, to the point I knew every episode by heart. I grew up in the 80s and the first movie I had the chance to catch in a theatre was Star Trek V – which is not my favourite – but by that time I was already a trekkie, and dressed in black pants and red shirt to attend such an important event.

My thing had always been science and logic and I loved Spock above all. I wanted to be like him – it’s a fairly decent role model for a kid. So I exceeded in sciences and mathematics while in school, and here I am today, working in technology, because someone someday made an interesting character who was a science officer – and I really liked him. Dear Nimoy, you were damn good at convincing people to tech, since people from NASA have also been inspired by you.

I’m not the kind of person to feel touched by the death of celebrities, but considering the role Star Trek and Spock have played in my professional career, I have some feelings today. His artistic persona will be missed, his character will be missed.

Remember.

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