Leonard Nimoy – The Passing of a Star Trek Legend

Posted on February 28, 2015 in News

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).

–GP

Wagon Train (1960) - "The Maggie Hamilton Story"

Wagon Train (1960) – “The Maggie Hamilton Story”

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Leonard Nimoy – A troubled American Indian tracker (Wagon Train, 1960)

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5 comments on “Leonard Nimoy – The Passing of a Star Trek Legend
  1. Dan says:

    What an interesting bit of history…I will have to track down that show and episode! Both Susan and Leonard were part of something truly historic and somethi g truly historic cannot happen without such iconic actors.

    • Cynthia Buczkowske says:

      That particular episode is “The Maggie Hamilton Story”, Wagon Train, Season 3, Episode 26. Miss Oliver was Maggie Hamilton, and Lenard Nimoy was Cherokee Ned. They each also appeared in three other WT episodes, but not with eachother.

  2. Cynthia says:

    Also, they each appeared in an episode of “A Man Called Shenandoah” starring Robert Horton but not with eachother. Miss Oliver’s was “End Of A Rope” and Mr. Nimoy’s was “Run, Killer, Run”.

  3. Therese says:

    I will love him forever!

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