Leonard Nimoy … Cowboy

27 Feb


Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Epilogue by Leonard Nimoy / Music by James Horner

Leonard Simon Nimoy
(March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015)

“When you let me take, I’m grateful. When you let me give, I’m blessed.”
– Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

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But you might have to eat a bit of dust before you get to the stars.

Leonard Nimoy TV Westerns

1957–58 Broken Arrow Apache / Nahilzay / Winnoa 3 episodes
1958 Mackenzie’s Raiders Kansas Episode: “The Imposter”
1959–62 Wagon Train Bernabe Zamora, et al. 4 episodes
1960 Bonanza Freddy Episode: “The Ape”
1960 The Rebel Jim Colburn Episode: “The Hunted”
1961 Gunsmoke John Walking Fox / Holt / Arnie / Elias Grice 4 episodes
1960–61 The Tall Man Deputy Sheriff Johnny Swift Episodes: “A Bounty for Billy”, “A Gun Is for Killing”
1961 Rawhide Anko Episode: “Incident Before Black Pass”
1963 The Virginian Lt. Beldon M.D. Episode: “Man of Violence”
1966 Daniel Boone Oontah Episode: “Seminole Territory”
1966–69 Star Trek Spock 79 episodes
Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1967, 1968, 1969)
1991 Star Trek: The Next Generation Ambassador Spock / Episode: “Unification”, 2-part episode
1995 Bonanza: Under Attack Frank James TV movie

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Catlow / 1971

Leonard Nimoy Catlow

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Leonard Nimoy Catlow  3

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Bonanza under attack 2

Bonanza under attack

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Nimoy and Ben Johnson

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“… to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

Star Trek at the OK Corral 
“Spectre of the Gun” (1968)

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William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig

Star Trek at the OK Corral

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Leonard Nimoy Star

12 Responses to “Leonard Nimoy … Cowboy”

  1. Rick February 27, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    The OK Corral episode of Star Trek is one of my favorites. Dr. McCoy was also is The Gunfight at the OK Corral.

    • jcalberta February 28, 2015 at 8:18 am #

      Amazing. Who woulda thot – way back when – that original series – that they tried to cancel – would spawn such an immense legacy. Inspired casting.

  2. Marilyn Armstrong February 28, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

    I read Nimoy’s autobiography and a lot of other stuff he wrote … and a recent documentary he made about Boston, his home town (well, Brookline, really, but let’s not quibble). He’s what we call “a local kid.” And one of my people. I remember the first time I saw him do that hand sign and recognized it as the Cohen gesture for a blessing. It was good of him to incorporate that symbol into his character. I always appreciated it. He will be missed.

    • jcalberta February 28, 2015 at 8:28 pm #

      Yes, missed indeed. A man of substance and character. He has several fine Quotes.
      I believe he wanted to be respected as an all around actor and that’s why he initially balked at being locked into Spock. Yet he eventually realized that this unique role allowed him offer much more than he may have otherwise been able. People revered this character. Then he embraced it. And left us much.

  3. Marilyn Armstrong February 28, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

    You might want to check on Netflix and see if his documentary is still there. It was the last time I checked.

    • jcalberta February 28, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

      Thank you very kindly. I’d like to see that.

      • Marilyn Armstrong February 28, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

        It’s pretty good. If you’re not from around here, you learn a lot about Boston “in the old days.”

    • jcalberta March 1, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

      I found the documentary – called ‘Leonard Nimoy’s Boston’ at http://www.treknews.net/2015/02/27/leonard-nimoy-boston/
      I’ll see if I can also locate a download.

      • jcalberta March 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

        Located full YouTube download at this address:

      • jcalberta March 1, 2015 at 7:53 pm #

        I lived not far from Boston at one time – in Saint John, New Brunswick – late 60’s – but foolishly never availed myself of the opportunity to visit there. Another lost opportunity …
        Wonder if we get to live these lives over again?

  4. Cindy Bruchman March 1, 2015 at 8:15 am #

    sniff sniff. I loved him.

    • jcalberta March 1, 2015 at 11:53 am #

      Interesting isn’t it? A guy who initially wanted to be recognized as a serious actor – who was never nominated for an Oscar – made only a handful of movies – but has left an enduring legacy and philanthropy that far exceeds what most Stars will ever achieve.

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