R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek Online Memorial)
Well, today was the day of the online memorial for Leonard Nimoy’s death. I went there as my character, T’Mara.
It took me a while to get here, because I couldn’t log into Star Trek Online and had to exit out of twitch tv in order for the game to stop crashing. After that, I managed to get back on twitch TV. There were memorials on New Romulus and Qo’nos as well,but I attended the one on Vulcan as my Vulcan character because I thought that was most appropriate. It started out as a simple service with everyone saying, “Live Long and Prosper,” including me, and giving the Vulcan salute, as shown in the screen shot above. Then a few trolls came in and started having their fun. One threw smoke grenades whenever he or she could.
Some people got mad, but I think they were just trying to keep the memorial from being too tearful. After the fun was over, I went to Earth Spacedock and read the plaque for the people who worked on Star Trek that are no longer with us.
Though, I have to admit. It took me a while to find it.
Now that the recap’s out of the way, I would like to say a few words. My first introduction to Star Trek was The Next Generation and I didn’t watch the Original Series until I was in middle school. I looked the series up because I was curious to see the show that inspired the Star Trek universe and watched reruns of it on the sci-fi channel. While it was clear to me that Kirk was the looker of the group, I found myself literally falling in love with Spock’s intelligent and logical mind along with his struggle to be purely Vulcan while denying his human half. It was the first time I ever heard of logic and found myself embracing the Vulcan way of life, which I did poorly. I started forming an imaginary relationship with him in my head and, for a long time, I hated McCoy and anyone who dared to insult Spock. I don’t hate McCoy anymore, so don’t post on here telling me to stop hating him. After a while, Deep Space Nine became my favorite of the Star Trek series and I felt that Garak was the most developed character that Star Trek had to offer. However, Spock will always hold a special place in my heart and I will always love him. When I heard of Leonard Nimoy’s death, four thoughts popped into my head. If Kingdom Hearts wants to keep using old Xehanort, they’ll have to find a new voice actor. I’ll never hear another Leonard Nimoy voiceover on Star Trek Online again. Spock Prime will never have another cameo. Most importantly, I’ll never have the chance to meet Leonard Nimoy at Comic-Con and tell him what a huge impact Spock had on my life. It was because of Leonard Nimoy’s ideas that Spock became the character he is today. His death is the first time I ever cried for a celebrity, a man I didn’t even know, and now I never will.