Leonard Nimoy, Beyond Spock,Was Credible Photographer & Poet
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Leonard Nimoy, Beyond Spock,Was Credible Photographer & Poet

BY Sehba Mohammad

The recently deceased Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, the emotionless Vulcan, first officer of the USS Enterprise whose death grip and "Live Long and Prosper"...

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WATCH: Trailer for Nigerian Superhero “EXO”

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