The Vulcan salute. Creating a “V” by stretching two fingers. Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on Star Trek once saw a jewish rabbi doing that. And then he took this gesture for his most famous role.
In a video by Reserve Channel Leonard Nimoy and Pharrell Williams “discuss the creation of the Spock character, how the Vulcan salute came to be, and the controversy behind some of Nimoy’s photography projects. He also clarifies that his memoir, “I Am Not Spock”, was not meant to be negative and fills us in on the advice he gave Zachary Quinto before Quinto reprised the role of Spock in the latest Star Trek movies.”
On February 27, 2015, actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer Leonard Nimoy died. He began his acting career after moving to Hollywood at the age of 18. Then teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s. In 1966 he became Mr. Spock – and became world-famous.
One week befonre his death Leonard Nimoy sent out a last tweet to the world. Ending with “Live long and prosper” – a Vulcan message.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP—
Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
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