For this Sci-Friday, enjoy a video that shows the beginning of Star Trek’s influence, as shown by a simple interview of Leonard Nimoy by a SF Bay Area station back in the 1960’s. Take a look:
I love this clip because it’s Nimoy being Nimoy. He’s not ‘The Spock,’ he’s just an actor and he loves his job and he’s not being fawned over into oblivion. A rare slice-of-life of a TV show that later influenced generations of people.
We all know Star Trek’s legacy of social justice. ‘If there is one idea which characterizes Star Trek and its successors,’ this essay argues, ‘it is that differences among people are not merely to be tolerated; they are to be embraced and celebrated.’ Nimoy was one of those people – different, and yet relatable, much like Star Trek, itself.
Hope you enjoyed this discussion, please feel welcomed to dive down the rabbit hole of every other Sci-Friday I’ve published in the past couple years. Have a great weekend! 🙂