It's hard to believe that it's been five years since we lost Leonard Nimoy. Thankfully, he will remain forever with us as Mr. Spock on Star Trek. He also left behind some charming behind-the-scenes photographs that give us a better look at his leisurely side. Spock was not exactly known for his smiles, so it's fun to see the actor, sporting his iconic look, at play.
Let's take a look.
Nimoy strums an acoustic guitar, perhaps composing songs about Hobbits.
In the Machine Room
A science officer can get his hands dirty with machinery, too. We love spotting the vintage household products in the shop, like Snarol slug killer and Dri-Zit, "The Miracle Absorbent."
So that's what he was making Rosebud?
Sofa, So Good
In case you were wondering, Spock's hair was no wig. Nimoy had to rock the bowl cut in everyday life, too, while in production. We love his living room art.
See, we didn't need cellphones to record our vocal notes. What did Nimoy have on his bookshelves? A tome by famous lawyer Clarence Darrow, Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March, the 1957 novel Voss by Patrick White, and the World Book encyclopedia set, to name a few.
Nimoy answered his own fan mail, which was no simple task, as you can tell by the shoulder-high stack of portraits awaiting his autograph.
Well, at least Leonard had some helping hands with his wife, Sandi, and his kids, Adam and Julie, by his side.
Out and About
The Nimoy family hits the town to take in the premiere of Disney's The Jungle Book in 1967.
Of Paramount Importance
Nimoy poses in front of the workplace.
The Future's So Bright…
Nimoy gets a smooch from Phyllis Diller on The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show in 1968.
June Lockhart from Lost in Space meets Mr. Spock on the game show You Don't Say!
Captain of His Ship
Nimoy shows off his sweet ride, a 1963 Buick Riviera. His PDL-257 license plate turned up on eBay not too long ago.
A Work of Art
Back at home, Nimoy hangs up more decorative artwork.
Spock, age 7.