Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at 83, was an actor, filmmaker, writer and artist, but there's no denying he will always be remembered for his role as the half-human, half-Vulcan Mr. Spock on "Star Trek." This still is from the episode "Charlie X," which first aired in September 1966.
Nimoy, DeForest Kelley (second from right) and William Shatner (far right) with Gene Roddenberry and director Robert Wise (seated) on the set of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," which was released in the US in December 1979.
Nimoy directed two movies in the franchise, "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" and "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home." He also directed TV shows and the hit movie "Three Men and a Baby."
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Nimoy, who had a role in the J.J. Abrams "Star Trek" reboot and the sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness," demonstrates Spock's Vulcan salute. Nimoy said he came up with the idea, basing it on "the kohanic blessing, a manual approximation of the Hebrew letter shin, which is the first letter in Shaddai, one of the Hebrew names for God," according to The New York Times.
As Spock might say, Nimoy lived long and prospered.