Godby e to the gentleman of sf
It’s so ironic that Leonard Nimoy’s most beloved and well- known role as Spock was a character who was known as being so unemotional and clinical. When I had the privilege to meet him at a convention in Milton Keynes it was clear to all that we could feel Leonard’s warmth, sincerity and goodness of humanity seeping through to the very core of the man. In his acting career as Spock he made you feel that in every episode he appeared in, it somehow made the world a better, safer place! He was an honourable man who lived an honourable life.
I had to change a shift and do a difficult day at the hospital where I work in order to attend and see him. Looking back now I’m thankful that I was able to do this and meet him, in what was to be his last British appearance at a convention. He grandly held my Walsall football scarf as well, for my book project.
Mark Dabbs, Walsall
Thanks for sharing, Mark. Your memory of Leonard Nimoy is representative of what many readers have told us since we paid tribute to him in issue 260. He was a man responsible for a great deal of joy, and your photograph reminded us how much he is missed.
Nimoy: sci- fi god and supporter of West Midlands football club.