Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played dear old Spock, passed away two days ago at the age of 83. John Mark Miller reblogged this his archives and I’ll reblog it from there. Have a great time reading about the fascinating and hilarious character of Spock.
When does a story become more than just a story? What makes a work of fiction truly great? I would argue that the “magic element” is the presence of fascinating characters who not only entertain us, but who reflect the truth about ourselves.
With this in mind, if I were asked to choose the one fictional character who I find to be most fascinating, I would have to choose Spock from the Star Trek franchise. Working alongside some of the most recklessly passionate humans to ever exist aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, this Vulcan scientist’s obsession with logic makes him appear to be a fish out of water. Seeing the emotional ups and downs of human beings through his eyes, however, is always highly entertaining:
“May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with Humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant.” – Spock
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