If I ever was a fan of anything, I was and am a fan of Star Trek and first and foremost its first and original incarnation (TOS). No other character iin any fictional setting has influenced my life as Spock.
While my love for SF and SciFi started with reading Heinlein's "Space Cadets".It was Leonard Nimoy's character in Star Trek that made me study physics and instilled my passion for Science.
Many years later, my life changed and I became involved in the film industry in Hollywood and I was very fortunate to meet Mr. Nimoy. Of all the Hollywood stars I ever met, he was everything I envisioned and more. Friendly and witty,paired with great talent and great intellect.
So it is a personal tribute I include a page about him in my Wiki.
"Of Leonard Nimoy, I can only say this: Of all the actors and celebrities I have encountered in my travels, his was the most.... human."
Vanessa Ravencroft, 28/02/2015
Leonard Simon Nimoy (/ˈniːmɔɪ/; March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer. Nimoy was known for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series (1966–69), and in multiple film, television and video game sequels.
Nimoy began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. Foreshadowing his fame as a semi-alien, he played Narab, one of three Martian invaders in the 1952 movie serial Zombies of the Stratosphere.
In 1965, he made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot The Cage, and went on to play the character of Spock until 1969, followed by eight feature films and guest slots in the various spin-off series. The character has had a significant cultural impact and garnered Nimoy three Emmy Award nominations; TV Guide named Spock one of the 50 greatest TV characters. After the original Star Trek series, Nimoy starred in Mission: Impossible for two seasons, hosted the documentary series In Search of..., narrated Civilization IV, and made several well-received stage appearances. He also had a recurring role in the science fiction series Fringe.
Nimoy's fame as Spock was such that both of his autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1975) and I Am Spock (1995), were written from the viewpoint of sharing his existence with the character.