Long Live Leonard Nimoy; Cast mates reflect on man behind Spock

These are always hard to write, but in this case at least we got to enjoy this star for a good amount of time throughout his stellar career.

For me, the “Star Trek” phenom was a bit ahead of my time and I was firmly Team Star Wars. Nimoy’s biggest influence on my childhood was for his outstanding vocal performance as Galvatron, the upgraded version of Megatron in “Transformers: The Movie,” which remains the only Transformers movie that has my complete endorsement.

This was before it was a thing for notable actors to voice cartoons so Nimoy will always have a special place in my heart for voicing one of my all-time favorite movie characters.  And he completely nailed it. He was so perfect in the role I could barely watch post Transformers The Movie” episodes of the cartoon since Nimoy didn’t reprise the voice of Galvatron. Here’s one of my all-time favorite movie moments:

And finally much later, I came to appreciate his work as Spock thanks to the movies — “The Wrath of Khan” remains one of my favorite non-Star Wars sci-fi films and I was especially thrilled to see him in the two recent updates.

Here’s some thoughts from some of his many co-stars:

And here is what ended up being Nimoy’s final tweet, which sums it up perfectly.