Of note, the mature Nimoy learned the value of being Spock after rejecting it. Of course, one of the blessings and curses of being an successful actor is that you become associated with iconic characters that you play. This leitmotif is explored in this year’s Oscar-winning “Birdman”. Nimoy’s own internal integration was completed with these polar opposite autobiographies: the first was at age 44 and called I am not Spock (1975). His second autobiography at age 64 was entitled I am Spoke (1995).