|Sarah's weekly attempt at being funny.|
So, I'm not a Trekkie. I love me some original Star Trek. My husband and I regularly sit down in the living room after the kids go to bed and watch an episode from the original series and call it an official date. I was not always so well-versed as I am now. Let me explain.
I had seen a few episodes of the original over the years, but I had a gripe with it. You see, I just could get passed how horrible an actor I felt Leonard Nemoy was. You see, the actor never showed any emotion. None. He was so serious all the time, so unemotive, so unexpressive. Didn't that drive everyone crazy, I often thought.
Those of you familiar with the series are now laughing at me and my ignorance. Everyone else is mostly confused.
Not until I was married for some time and happened to mention this hangup of mine to my husband did things become clear. After he got his laughter under control, my husband explained something rather crucial to me.
- Spock, the character portrayed by Leonard Nemoy, by definition never shows any emotion.
- Leonard Nemoy pulled off the no emotion thing exceptionally well. So well, in fact, I noticed it even in my complete idiotness (never caught on to that rather crucial part of his character).
- Considering 1 & 2, Leonard Nemoy is actually a pretty incredible actor.