|Are Vulcans the Lost Tribe?
||[Feb. 14th, 2005|10:08 am]
If you listen to National Public Radio much, you've probably caught Leonard Nimoy reading Jewish literature. He hosts Jewish Stories From The Old World To New.|
And of course, Nimoy played Spock on Star Trek. But to make a completely unjustified, yet tantalizing, leap: Was Spock a Jew?
Now, I don't want to tiptoe into the minefield of stereotypes about Jews to look for clues, and really this is a totally nerdoid avenue of research. But I kind of like the idea. Maybe the Vulcan devotion to logic is some future extrapolation out of the rigorous tradition of talmudic scholarship.
And leaving aside fictional characters, Leonard Nimoy is a pretty damn cool guy. He's a great actor -- something that's not widely accessible, since Spock meant he'd never have another high profile acting job. He's had a widely ridiculed singing career, but if you actually listen to his stuff, his voice has a certain craggy appeal.
And he's an artistic photographer as well. Maybe not in the top ranks of the field, but I kind of like his NSFW self portrait.
( NSFW but tasteful.Collapse )
How cool is that?