For decades, Mr. Spock joined the intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise "to boldly go where no man has gone before." Turns out one of his solo ventures to Medford was memorable in its own way for actor Leonard Nimoy, who played the half-human, half-Vulcan star of the iconic sci-fi TV and movie series.

For decades, Mr. Spock joined the intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise "to boldly go where no man has gone before." Turns out one of his solo ventures to Medford was memorable in its own way for actor Leonard Nimoy, who played the half-human, half-Vulcan star of the iconic sci-fi TV and movie series.

On Friday, Nimoy posted a Twitter message referencing his stint in 1967 as the grand marshal of Medford's Pear Blossom Parade.

Under a Mail Tribune photo of Nimoy in his full Spock regalia, Nimoy tweeted: "The only time I ever appeared in public as Spock. Medford, Oregon Pear Blossom Festival. 1967? LLAP."

Nimoy need not question his memory: He rode through town in his outfit on April 15, 1967; the photograph appeared on the front page of the April 16 paper.

Spock's account on Twitter (www.twitter.com) is listed under the name, "TheRealNimoy."

All true Trekies should recognize the cryptic entry on Nimoy's tweet: LLAP. What else but "Live long and prosper."