Why Leonard Nimoy Mattered

A formative part of my childhood! And watched Star Trek TOS with my father. Never missed it…

TIME

If you cared a fig for space travel, it was easy to not to care when the first episode of Star Trek aired on Sept. 8, 1966. Just four days later, after all, Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon would be blasting off on their Gemini XI mission, which would orbit the earth 44 times in just under three days and set a then-unheard of manned-altitude record of 739 nautical miles (1,369 km). There was still one more Gemini flight to go before NASA could even think of test-flying its Apollo lunar ships—and only a little more than three years left if the U.S. was going to meet President Kennedy’s goal of reaching the moon before 1970.

Against that, a group of actors on a paste-board set pretending to fly in space was pretty small beer. And as for one with the blunt-cut bangs and pointy rubber ears? Please.

But the…

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