Spocking Sensation Hits Australia

The death of Leonard Nimoy has changed the face of global economics.


Leonard Nimoy was a much loved man, and that adoration was highly logical. As the beloved actor behind Star Trek’s Vulcan space explorer Spock, he became a cultural icon across the Western world, and a genuine hero to devoted Trekkies. The American born star passed away on February 27 and while his character will forever be quoted, Nimoy left perhaps his most powerful line to last. His final tweet read: “A life is like a garden.  Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. Live long and prosper.” Yeah, it’s beautiful!

The emotion outpouring has since manifested in odd ways. One of the strangest has been felt in Canada through the sensation of Spocking. The art originated on Canadian $5 bills, where fans repurposed the image of the country’s seventh prime minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, so it appeared Spock-like. The act has become so rampant that the Bank of Canada has issued a statement telling artists to activate their warp drives and boldly go elsewhere. This journey could lead to Australia, where Queen Elisabeth has been spotted Spocked on the $5 note. Will more follow?


If you’ve seen any local currency that has been Spocked, send it our way and we’ll share it with the world!

Jeremy Cabral

Jeremy is a publisher for finder.com.au, he is also a personal finance all-rounder specialising in: Credit Cards, Savings Accounts, Personal Loans, Home Loans & Online Shopping.

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