March 26 – Live Long and Prosper Day

Posted on March 26, 2018

This is a pretty new holiday. 

But it celebrates an actor who was born on this date way back in 1931 - and who died at the fairly old age of 84.

And it celebrates a role played by this actor in a TV series that ran a pretty long time ago - in 1966 and 1967, to be specific, more than a half century ago!

Leonard Nimoy's most famous role, undoubtedly, was that of Spock, a half-human/half-Vulcan science officer and first officer on the starship Enterprise. The original Star Trek featured Captain Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the Enterprise crew exploring new planets and generally going boldly "where no man has gone before"...even though the crew included women as well as men!

(Star Trek: The Next Generation included the same mission statement as the original Star Trek, but with the phrase changed to "where no one has gone before."

The Vulcan salute is a hand gesture and the words "Live long and prosper." Hence the celebration-of-Nimoy-and-Spock day's name.

Note that Nimoy, the actor, DID live long and prosper.

What should you do on Live Long and Prosper Day?

Enjoy Star Trek stuff, of course! 

Here's a challenging online jigsaw puzzle.

Watch Trekkies, a documentary about Star Trek fans.

Boldly seek out Star Trek episodes on CBS All-Access or other streaming services. Here are some episodes you may want to check out!

Check out the science of Star Trek - which parts maybe kinda-sorta COULD exist someday?

Spock was considered the most logical and reasonable of the crew members. It was apparently his Vulcan half that gave him these strengths. He often seemed bemused by human illogic...

Enjoy the wisdom of Spock:

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