The popularity of Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock is 100% thanks to Leonard Nimoy.
Nimoy made the role his own because he fully understood what it meant to play the alien — and seemingly emotionless — Vulcan character: Although he could often be coldly logical, his impenetrable exterior masked a tumult of feelings inside.
That duality came out in various ways, both subtle and fierce. In many cases, Nimoy would steal the scene, and connect with the audience in a revealing way.
Now that Nimoy is no longer with us, it’s worth remembering the moments that made Spock the outstanding character he is.
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