Leonard Nimoy Passes Away at 83

Leonard Nimoy — Spock of Star Trek — has died at age 83.

Above is his last Tweet.

The perfect moments he gave us on film are his gift to us. They will be preserved forever.

Thank you, Leonard, for entertaining and inspiring me and millions of others with a vision of what we could be.

You lived long and prospered. Now you are at rest. Thank you for everything.

Will Nimoy Go Boldly Where Shatner Refuses to Tread?

William Shatner (Credit: Jerry Avenaim)

The Canadian Press reports:

“William Shatner has said that he’s scared to go into space and it’s quite ironic really when you think of his career,” company founder Sir Richard Branson told The Canadian Press.

“And, like most celebrities, he would like a freebie.”

“I’m in the airline business and a lot of people ask for upgrades and we’re not going to get the same thing happening with our space program.”

Branson says since Shatner isn’t interested, perhaps other crew members of the fictional USS Enterprise, like “Spock” (aka Leonard Nimoy), would jump at the chance.

“We’ll have to go out and ask them,” he added. “We haven’t actually yet, but I promise you we will.”