Godby e to the gen­tle­man of sf

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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.

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