Most of you know Leonard Nimoy, who passed away today, as Spock of Star Trek in its many incarnations.
We will all miss him terribly, a friend is gone forever, but will live on in film and memory.
I feel a somewhat personal connection as I was able to see another side of Mr. Nimoy when I took a couple of extension courses at UCLA. One was a special showing of Star Trek 3 The Search for Spock, where he gave a lecture after a showing of the film. The second and by far the most surprising was the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Production of the play written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette, Sherlock Holmes, staring Leonard Nimoy as Holmes and Alen Sues as Professer Moriarty. The photos are below. If your surprised it’s no more than I was in 1976 when I took the UCLA course, Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The course ran the weekend on February 20-22 1976 and culminated with tickets to see Nimoy pay Sherlock Holmes at the Century City Theater in Century City,The play was delightful and to see one of my favorite characters play the great detective, it’s an experience I’ll never forget.
Goodby my friend, I’ll miss your presence.
The other man in the second photo is Alan Sues.