Talk:Leonard Nimoy

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What is a "tribute"?[edit]

Anticipating the mention of a new Spock collectible coin, which some articles have described as a "tribute," maybe we should clarify what a "tribute" is for WP additions. My understanding is that a tribute would not include anything that had a profit motive, such as a limited edition collectible. Thoughts? --Light show (talk) 20:18, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

If this were a private company, I would say almost certainly not. This is, however, the Perth Mint. That said, this wouldn't get its own paragraph (never mind section), but a single sentence among similar additions would make sense to me. The sentence could read, as one example:

The Perth Mint struck a full-color coin featuring Spock, "to honour the legacy of the late actor Leonard Nimoy and his on screen character".

My US$0.02, anyway. Face-grin.svgATinySliver/ATalkPage 🖖 20:53, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
Seems like a good rationale for including. --Light show (talk) 21:08, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

New Canadian stamp[edit]

Since a new national stamp will be issued, would a fair use (non-free) image with sourced commentary be useable? If so, can someone add it? --Light show (talk) 19:46, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Lead image suggestion[edit]

Since the first paragraph of the lead implies that he was most known for his role as Spock, I think the recently uploaded Spock photo would be more relevant and identifiable by more readers than a recent public event shot, which can be moved down. --Light show (talk) 07:08, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

  • Oppose - Spock is a fictional character and has an article.....good for that page.--Moxy (talk) 07:20, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose He was more than a Star Trek character. The photo uploaded is shown as source being RMY Auctions. They're the company handling/handled the sale of the photo-not the one who issued it. Compare that with File:Leonard Nimoy as Spock 1967.jpg, which is from 1967--during the time when the series was first aired and is properly sourced from NBC. We hope (talk) 13:14, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
No problem, either one is OK. However, according to CLindberg's comments, he felt that the previous Nimoy photo was clearly shown to have been published numerous times based on the stampings, whereas the Montgomery photo in that link, which has the same info as the current Nimoy photo, had no such proof of actually "changing hands," or distribution. Would you mind commenting there since many, if not most, of the well-sourced photos with reverse-side details, such as this one, are apparently still questionable? --Light show (talk) 04:56, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Sorry, but I no longer work there and haven't for some time. We hope (talk) 12:42, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Leonard Nimoy....Mr.Nimoy not mentioned for his part in TV Show "A Man Called Shenandoah"[edit]

With all due respect for the Great Info that Wikipedia produces, I wanted to mention how Mr. Nimoy was left out of All Mention about his part he played as a Guest Star on One of the TV Episodes of "A Man Called Shenandoah". He played the part of a Hired Gun who was paid to kill Mr. Shenandoah...as of coarse his efforts failed....I did not get the Title of the Episode but I just clearly Noticed Mr. Nimoy playing the villainous character....On your Wiki Site relating to the TV Show "A Man Called Shenandoah" he is mentioned as a Guest Star but on Mr. Nimoy's Wiki Site There is No Mention of him as a Credit for his appearance....I know it is a Minor bit of info and over site but I think you will agree that All actors deserve recognition for all work they are a part of, Especially one as well respected as Leonard Nimoy, as ALL Stars fade fast as time rolls on.....Please look into correcting and Updating Mr. Nimoy's Info Relating to his appearance on an Episode of "A Man Called Shenandoah".......Thank You. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:302:D161:B950:C6A:4C53:90CD:427B (talk) 21:48, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

 Done, the character was Del Hillman and the episode was "Run, Killer, Run" Richard-of-Earth (talk) 07:09, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

New image[edit]

For the lead image, can we replace the current one with this one:

I usually see this trend when the subject of the article is deceased, they replace the image with a vintage (black and white, high res image) rather than a current one. I believe this image would be a perfect replacement for a lead image.

--TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 08:30, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

 Done and Face-wink.svg Thanks --Light show (talk) 16:57, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

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Way Out West featuring Nimoy?[edit]

I was researching a sample for "Earth" a 1997 track on the Way Out West (Way Out West album) album. "Earth", the last track, (and the "Earth (Waveform Remix)") features a quote (twice, near the beginning and near the end) from H. G. Wells' 1895 novella, The Time Machine, "The whole surface of the earth seemed changed, melting and flowing under my eyes."  The unique mysterious male voice sounds like actor/director John Huston or actor/director Leonard Nimoy.  Nimoy did an 1994 adaptation[1] yet the audio sampled is not from that Nimoy recording[2] nor many of the audio book versions and movies available on YouTube, if they even include that quote in their adaptation. Any assistance in verifying or not, or pointing me in the correct direction to find that voice is greatly appreciated. ~ JasonCarswell (talk) 08:36, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

  1. ^ Nimoy, Leonard. "Time Machine Alien Voices Leonard Nimoy". YouTube. 
  2. ^ Nimoy, Leonard. "The Time Machine". AlienVoices.