Science fiction fans around the world mourned the passing of Leonard Nimoy last week, the actor most famous for his iconic portrayal of Vulcan Mr. Spock in the TV series Star Trek.
Now Canadian devotees of the space opera have come up with a novel way to honor Nimoy’s character – by defacing the country’s 5 dollar bill. The note currently features an image of Canada’s seventh Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier, but a few splashes of ink swiftly turns the politician into the famous officer aboard the USS Enterprise.
“Spocking” is now trending on Twitter, of course, with Canadians eager to show off their renderings of Nimoy’s character.
“Spock” your $5 bills for Leonard Nimoy pic.twitter.com/bKdKyC3l4q
— Design Canada (@The_CDR) February 27, 2015
The only person who seems upset by this is the PR guy at the Bank of Canada, who said that “…writing and markings on bank notes are inappropriate as they are a symbol of our country and a source of national pride.”
Send him to Rura Penthe!
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