Harry Kernoff’s, “A Bird Never Flew on One Wing” – was it the inspiration for Star Trek’s Spock?

I don’t know if it’s true that the look of Star Trek’s Mr Spock, who we mentioned here yesterday, was inspired by a Dublin street character from the 1(...)

Leonard Nimoy as Spock in “Star Trek”

It is apt that Star Trek should be celebrating its 50th birthday this year, alongside certain other anniversaries that have been heavily commemorated (...)

 Actor George Takei attends the Star Trek: The Star Fleet Academy Experience Preview at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum last month  in New York City. File photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Veteran Star Trek actor George Takei may have been the inspiration to make favoured fan character Hikaru Sulu gay in the franchise’s new film, but he (...)

Leonard Nimoy at one of his photography exhibitions at the Massachusetts Museum of Ccontemporary Art in 2010. Photograph: Matthew Cavanaugh/The New York Times

Few actors outside soap opera become defined by a single role to the exclusion of all else in their career. But that was the case for Leonard Nimoy, w(...)

O captain, my captain

It’s not easy being a Trekker in the contemporary age. Sure, technological advances have made certain tasks and random acts of devotion a great(...)