“Live long and prosper.”

It appears as though Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock from ‘Star Trek’, stayed true to the words made famous by his character. The star has reportedly died at the age of 83 today after an incredibly successful — and prosperous– career. 

Though many fans would never be ready to say goodbye, Nimoy’s career left us in awe of space exploration, including all of the exciting and sometimes horrifying things one could encounter in the great abyss.

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‘Star Trek’ (in all of its incarnations, be it television series or movies) are part of a legacy in Hollywood that keeps our eyes looking out at the heavens. Take a look at the slideshow above to check out some of the greatest movies about space.