You know, THAT’s … upsetting … !
When I was young, the BBC only showed two science fiction shows.
Dr Who was one.
And, in between Dr Who seasons? They’d show the original version of Star Trek.
I remain a lifelong Dr Who fan as a result. And someone who’s thoroughly enjoyed Star Trek, ever since watching the repeats growing up in the 1970s and 80s.
So yesterday’s news — that actor, Leonard Nimoy, who’d played Commander Spock — was both saddening … and something I found genuinely upsetting.
After all … the man who played the one visibly alien — and friendly alien, although I’m sure Spock would raise an eyebrow at the word — was iconic: and helped make both the role, the series, and the genre, the winning things they are, today.
RIP, Leonard Nimoy.
Earth is a lesser place, after your death.