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Trek Core

In recent years, social media has played a significant role in how people think about celebrity death. Before Facebook, most B- and C-list actors' passings went largely unnoticed—at least in the bigger pop culture arena. Of course, Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on the original Star Trek series, was top-shelf material. Still, while Nimoy's February 27 death was big on Facebook and Twitter, hardcore Trekkies visited Trek Core. The website is a must-visit for all things Star Trek-related. Currently, there's a special section devoted to rare and unseen photos of Nimoy—with and without his trademark pointed ears.