Yesterday, we lost the man who created perhaps the single-most iconic character in the Star Trek universe. Leonard Nimoy was 83. A contemporary of Susan Oliver’s, he had a career much like hers before landing his iconic role as Mr. Spock, showing up often as a notable guest star on many important television shows of that era.
In fact, Susan Oliver and Leonard Nimoy didn’t just appear together in the original 1964 Star Trek pilot, “The Cage.” Four years earlier, they both co-starred in a notable 1960 episode of Wagon Train, “The Maggie Hamilton Story” (see the pictures below). Susan played a spoiled brat and the future Mr. Spock played a conflicted Native American tracker with an alcohol problem.
Borrowing from the line Mr. Nimoy made so famous as Spock, here’s hoping that both he and Susan Oliver “Live Long and Prosper” in whatever world lies beyond this one (where they both made their lasting marks on so many iconic Classic TV Shows).