Surely there’s some significance in the fact that Leonard Nimoy’s death intersected precisely with the death of the Internet as we know it. And even if not, it might serve as a good opportunity to review another timeless intergalactic morality play about an Emperor who ruled the universe by fiat. Spoiler Alert: that one didn’t end well, for the Emperor.
Death Star, proceeding according to plan
Butt enough about Star Wars. Today, in memory of Spock’s departure from these earthly bounds, I thought I’d dedicate the post to quotes from him and other characters in Star Trek – a science fiction series dedicated to depicting the ultimate triumph of good over evil. So hold that thought: Good Will Out. Eventually.
“‘With the first link the chain is forged; the first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.’ Those words were uttered…as wisdom and warning. The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged.” - Captain Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie
Kirk: "Earth. Hitler. 1938."
And although this quote is from Star Wars, the other science fiction franchise depicting the seemingly endless fight between good and evil, I thought I should wrap up with a quote from Ajit Pai, one of the minority Republican FCC Commissioners, after the FCC passed broadband rules regulating the internet:
“Young fool … Only now, at the end, do you understand.” - Ajit Pai quoting Emperor Palpatine
So even as it becomes increasingly difficult, remember always: