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David Wagner
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2/27/2015 | 4:18:35 PM
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@Ariella- I have no doubt. What is interesting about Star Trek is that it produced three (at least) stars who continued to be relevent long after the show, and were especially popular on social media, something which wasn't even close to being invented when the show came out. Shatner, Takei, and Nimoy transcend generations.
David Wagner
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2/27/2015 | 4:15:51 PM
Re: Nimoy extended himself to reach others
Thanks, Charlie. I like how you said he extended himself. He truly did. One of my favorite stories about that is that at some point he entered into a contract (that I think he later regreted) that did not permit him to sign autographs for anyone but the company. He used to have to say to fans that he couldn't sign anything without breaching the contract. But then he'd say to them, "But I like hugs." And then he'd hug them and let them take pictures.

We know of many celebrities who don't like to be touched (and for many there's a good reason). I always thought that was such a wonderful gift he gave to fans since he couldn't give them a signature. For most, I suspect it was more memorable.
Charlie Babcock
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2/27/2015 | 4:09:44 PM
Nimoy extended himself to reach others
Nice piece on the meaning of Nimoy's life, Dave. He was one of my favorite Star Trek characters, keeping what could have been runaway silliness from getting out of hand. If left to Capt. Curt, who knows how some of those episodes would have turned out. I remember seeing Nimoy at an event at the Children's Museum in Cambridge, Mass.,, aimed at interesting children in science. He extended himself in many ways.
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2/27/2015 | 4:07:31 PM
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I'd venture to say that's the top trending topic on Twitter. It's definitely among the top on both Facebook and Google+. He was not just a symbol of Star Trek but respected as an person, as well.Leonard Nimoy will be very much missed. 
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