The views of this article are the perspective of the author and may not be reflective of Confessions of the Professions.
Space: The Final Frontier, Death: The Final Resting Place
[1931 – 2015 (83)]
If the beloved Mr. Spock could provide any advice, as he always did, these famous words of a wise man who always seemed non-judgmental, at least in the parts he played, and quite possibly, in his real life, would have probably been his final words to the world.
Mr. Spock would lead generations of people where no man has gone before, the final frontier, taking them into dangerous lands and worlds, encountering both helpful and dangerous alien lifeforms, and always trying to resolve all issues with only logic, trying to never let his emotions get the best of him or stand in the way of his decisions. These people, once children, are all mostly adults who have grown to become older than the age that Mr. Spock was when Star Trek first aired September 8, 1966 on NBC.
The imagination and creativity of Star Trek was every child and adult’s dream, to explore space, other planets, and other life forms, which Star Trek did so well. Filled with philosophy and ethics, Star Trek was the inspiration for Georgetown University to offer a class semester on the subject, and seminars and conventions around the world. Star Trek is available in almost every language and is popular around the world.
With gadgets and gizmos that were not even invented yet, Star Trek became the inspiration for what would lead to new technology, advances in medicine and the medical field, and weapons. Star Trek remains the influence and inspiration for government agencies including the FBI, the CIA, NASA, and the NSA, for what was once only the imagination of Star Trek, is now a reality for the world.
Leonard Nimoy provided many quotes throughout his life, whether to explore for the greater good of the people, or to tread carefully when introducing artificial intelligence to all of mankind, and even questioning, at times, both the good and the bad actions of human beings. Nimoy likely held to the belief that nothing was impossible and all things seemed probable, sticking to his Vulcan philosophy on the show as in real life. His cameo presence in the remake of the movies was inviting and warming, to see him contribute once again, as always, a great knowledge with great intentions, that could only lead humans to the path of good.
You will be missed by many, Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy, and you go where many have gone before, yet those who still live, have only to imagine what metaphysical destination awaits.
Live Long and Prosper. Rest in Peace, Mr. Spock.
As Captain Kirk once said, and for real this time:
We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human.