We are going to be awash with tributes to Leonard Nimoy in the coming days and weeks, and deservedly so. I recently commented to another Trek-loving friend that losing him would be like losing one of the family, and it is.
Despite major encouragement from my Dad, I didn't embrace Trek as a young kid. I was too immersed in the Star Wars universe, and it was a bit over my head when Dad was trying to introduce me. Once the Star Wars saga ended in 1983 (or so we thought) I came back around to Star Trek. I embraced the films and soon after, the Original Series, much to Dad's delight.