I grew up on Star Trek. That was my whole thing in childhood.

I loved Captain Kirk – he was the hero – but the person I wanted to be was Mr. Spock. I envied his total emotional control, ┬áhis super smarts and super strength. I tried to emulate him as much as I could growing up. I devoted myself to studying science, always tried to be cool and emotionless, and to make decisions based solely on logic.

Leonard Nimoy, RIP. This time, Spock isn’t coming back to life in a sequel.

“Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human.”