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Edible Spock? Watch pancake artist's tribute to Leonard Nimoy

Artist Nathan Shields makes an incredibly detailed pancake version of Leonard Nimoy as a tribute to the late actor, best known for his role as Mr. Spock on "Star Trek."

Unconventional artist Nathan Shields makes elaborate edible artwork out of pancakes. As a tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who passed away on Friday, Shields posted a touching tribute to his YouTube channel in which he creates a pancake that looks exactly like the actor who played Mr. Spock on "Star Trek."

In the clip, you can see how Shields uses squeeze tubes filled with pancake batter to create his designs. While cooking the pancake, Shields has to perfectly time the execution so that some sections of Nimoy's face appear lighter than others. As you can see from the finished product, Shields is a master of his trade and made the finished product look almost exactly like Spock.

To complete the tribute, Shields added one of my favorite Spock quotes to the clip. As he flips the pancake over to reveal his elaborate design, the words "loss of life is to be mourned, but only if the life was wasted" appear on the screen. An animated Mr. Spock, voiced by Leonard Nimoy, spoke those words in "Yesteryear," the second episode of "Star Trek: The Animated Series."

Check out Shields' time-lapse video of his creation at the top of this post, and salivate over his touching, edible tribute to the legendary actor, photographer, director, writer and musician.

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Pancake Leonard Nimoy wants you to live long and prosper. Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET