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Nimoy Log: Looking Forward To Next Week December 6, 2007

by Leonard Nimoy , Filed under: Nimoy,ST09 Cast , trackback

This following is a brief guest blog from Leonard Nimoy as he returns to his role as Spock in the new ‘Star Trek.’

I’m looking forward to next Tuesday, my first day of filming. We’ve already done several makeup and wardrobe tests and I’m confident that I’m in good hands with talented people.

Very strange and exciting feelings to be coming back to Star Trek after so many years away.

Feels like a return home. JJ Abrams and his entire crew have gone out of their way to make me feel comfortable with a warm welcome.

More next week.

Related: TrekMovie.com Comic-Con Interview with Leonard Nimoy

Comments

1. Michael Hall - December 6, 2007

Bon Voyage, Mr. Nimoy.

2. Balock - December 6, 2007

Good luck Mr. Nimoy!

3. jonboc - December 6, 2007

Cool feature! Will be nice to have the thoughts of Mr. Nimoy as he returns to this character after all these years.

4. Trekkie1701D - December 6, 2007

Sweet! Spock (Nimoy) writes for the blog!!!!

5. Balock - December 6, 2007

BTW, tell them TO leave the Enterprise exterior and most of the bridge alone!

6. ZoomZoom - December 6, 2007

Must be very weird for him to be returning to the role after so long. I’m looking forward to hearing his thoughts on that.
Enjoy being Spock again, Sir.

7. one11mark - December 6, 2007

Break a leg, Mr. Nimoy!

8. Kev-1 - December 6, 2007

Kid Monk Baroni is back!

9. one11mark - December 6, 2007

and…Happy Hanukkah!

10. Anthony Pascale - December 6, 2007

I want to also add my voice of thanks and well wishing to Mr. Nimoy as he again steps into the role of Spock.

Break a leg Timmy!

11. Nelson - December 6, 2007

May this be one of the best Trek’s, best wishes to Mr. Nimoy and cast and crew!

12. Pragmaticus - December 6, 2007

Wow, Leonard Nimoy’s going to post blogs here? I’m impressed!

13. Charles Trotter - December 6, 2007

Thanks for the update, Mr. Nimoy! Break a leg, and have fun! :)

14. Shatner_Fan_2000 - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,

I was lucky enough to meet you last month at my local Museum of Fine Arts, and I thought you looked more youthful in person than you do in photos. You look terrific, and seeing you reprise Spock is actually the aspect of the film I am most looking forward to. It was a smart move on JJ’s part to include you!

Next Tuesday will be happier for me, knowing that you’re finally back.

p.s. great feature, Anthony.

15. last o' the timelords - December 6, 2007

Godspeed, Mr Nimoy. Your presence gives us great confidence in this grand project.

May the Great Bird of the Galaxy bestow his blessings also.

16. Bill Margol - December 6, 2007

Leonard – Been a long time since the Sci-Fi project back in ’97…but I’m glad to see you’re coming back to Trek. It’s great to know that you’re back in such a big way, and really great that you’re communicating with fans like this.

Break a leg!

17. Floydhead Max! - December 6, 2007

Best wishes Mr. Nimoy!!

Can’t wait to see you don the ears again!!

Thank you for returning to Trek, and making this the best one yet!!

Let us know what you think of the Sets, and whathaveyou….

Until Next Time,
FM!!

18. Nathan - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,

I’d just like to say how grateful I am for the honest, respectable way you’ve behaved, both toward the fans and just in general. It’s really neat that you’d take the time to write this.

God bless…

19. Jay (The Real Jim Kirk) - December 6, 2007

Mr Nimoy,

You are truly a gentleman and a scholar (British saying)

Best wishes to you and the rest of the crew for next Tuesday, its going to be a ball.

Happy Hanukkah.

Jay

20. star trackie - December 6, 2007

Man, it’s so great to have the voice of “TOS” reason on the set of this new adventure. I can’t help but feel more comfortable with his involvement, both in front of and behind the camera. And what a fun idea to have him relay his thoughts from the set with a blog!

Mucho thanks to Mr. Nimoy for participating.
Exciting times times for Trek, it’s great to have the original Spock along for the ride!

Here’s to a fun and successful shoot!

21. Viking - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy, it’s good to know that the future of the franscise is being managed by one of the pioneers of it – can’t wait to see what you, J.J., Roberto, et al, cook up!

22. Elrond L. - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,

Thanks for taking a few moments to write, and I hope you’ll share an occasional blog now and then. Tuesday will be an exciting day just knowing that you’re back to help Star Trek regain its past glory. Good luck!

23. Lostrod - December 6, 2007

Interesting that almost every post uses ‘Mr. Nimoy’ when referring to Leonard Nimoy while references to William Shatner are almost always ‘The Shat’ or ‘Shatner’.

Hopefully, both Mr. Nimoy and Mr. Shatner will have some opportunity to interact during this latest ST adventure.

Looking forward to Mr. Nimoy’s updates in the weeks ahead.

24. CanuckLou - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy I find it extremely logical that your character was there at the start of the original generation of the ST franchise and that your character will be there at the end to hand it off to the next iteration.

Break a leg!

25. Robert Bernardo - December 6, 2007

Lostrod wrote:

> Interesting that almost every post uses ‘Mr. Nimoy’ when referring to
> Leonard Nimoy while references to William Shatner are almost
> always ‘The Shat’ or ‘Shatner’.

Actually, our Captain prefers being referred to as “Bill”. (Mr. Shatner was his father.)

26. Bobby - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy

I am excited to see you in yet another adventure, sir!

May your journey be free of incidents.

Bobby

27. JeFF - December 6, 2007

(WOW He is posting blogs! I feel so honored!)

Godspeed, Mr. Nimoy… knowing that you’re driving force behind this project increases not only my confidence, but my overall excitement for its great success!

Thank you for giving us the gift of Spock again, and for being so open and kind to us fans. It is so appreciated!

What an exciting time for Trekdom everywhere!

28. Iowagirl - December 6, 2007

Thank you for your blog and all the best for the shooting, Mr. Nimoy – great to have you back as the original Mr. Spock! I sincerely hope to see you alongside Mr. Shatner, the original Captain Kirk, in the upcoming film!

Let the magic come alive once again!

29. Levois - December 6, 2007

Best of luck Mr. Spock, I mean Mr. Nimoy!

30. BrandonJ - December 6, 2007

Break a leg! Have fun, and please remember we are all proud and excited! Thanks, SO MUCH, for all the great adventures, and the adventures yet to come. Thanks for helping show us what we can be…

31. Doug L. - December 6, 2007

i didn’t think people actually said “god speed” anymore… I think that must be the new propulsion system for the next Ent.

Give me GOD Speed mr. sulu.

Doug

32. Kirk's Girdle - December 6, 2007

Why does that Captain Kirk figure look more like Jack Bauer?

33. Greg Stamper - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,
Looking forward to your return – - -

34. jon1701 - December 6, 2007

Mr Nimoy

Good luck to you, sir.

I’ll echo a lot of the sentiments above. All of us are hoping for a great movie, and are genuinely excited by your enthusiasm towards this new project.

Dont listen to the naysayers, they wish you well too. They’ll all be in the theaters come next year.

Now get those ears on and get in there!!!

35. Classic trek - December 6, 2007

leonard nimoy..what a legend this bloke is.
cant wait to see him back where he belongs…in Star Trek.
magic.
cheers
greg
UK

36. Wrath - December 6, 2007

Life is but a dream…

37. Lurker - December 6, 2007

How cool is this??

Mr. Nimoy, you sir, are a living legend.

Thanks for coming back to Trek!

38. Wayne Zachary - December 6, 2007

Good luck Mr. Nimoy, have fun and prosper!

39. Trek Nerd Central - December 6, 2007

Mazel tov!

Hey, and nice little photo this week in EW. They’ve got a chart suggesting Leonard Nimoy as the official “elegant, older man” contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Which I don’t watch. But I might, if Spock were out there cutting the rug to a mambo. (Any chance. . . ?)

40. Cranston - December 6, 2007

Awesome.

41. Dr. Image - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,
Hope you find time to share some of your experiences. We are …all ears!

42. asc1138 - December 6, 2007

I can’t believe your actually back and will ber brought to tears once I see you on screen. Never thought I would have the priveledge of seeing you act as Spock again. Welcome back and Live Long (and to quote Shat, “you’ve already prospered enoug.”)!!

43. Lindsay - December 6, 2007

Welcome back, Mr. Nimoy! I’m so glad you’re reprising your role as Spock. Definitely a legend that deserves to return. Peace, and long life.

44. Clinton - December 6, 2007

A message from all of us in the Boston area –

Welcome back! And break a leg!

45. GaryP - December 6, 2007

Another well wishing from Boston….. well, Cambridge actually. Anyway, Good Luck Mr. Nimoy!

46. Captain Pike - December 6, 2007

Break a leg , Leonard.
I’m glad to hear you have a good feeling about this production.
I hope we feel the same way when we see the final product.

47. LodownX - December 6, 2007

I hope you have a blast stepping back into compfortable shoes.
Break a Leg and enjoy every second.

48. ensign joe - December 6, 2007

Bilbo Baggins!!

Nimoy is all class. Not that I’ve met the guy or anthing.. but thats what I’ve gathered over the years..

49. Pat - December 6, 2007

Anthony, you totally rock!

50. Son of Sarek - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy, to paraphrase a quote from the first movie you directed, “may the wind be at your back.” Just read your biography from some years ago, “I am Spock.” That you are sir! Continue to live long and prosper!

51. Ron Mosher - December 6, 2007

Good luck Leonard! Looking forward to hearing more on your expierences during filming. Thanks Anthony for bringing this to us!

52. Ali - December 6, 2007

Lenny,
You’ve been at the centre of my viewing pleasure for forty years. Will be a privilege to see you one more time (or maybe there will be another yet…)

Cherish every moment (and take some pics on set)

53. Harry Ballz - December 6, 2007

Who said “you can’t go home again”?

Well, they were wrong!! Mr. Nimoy is actually taking THE VOYAGE HOME!!

Hey, somebody HAD to say it!!

p.s. Leonard…..as I posted months ago and you read out loud to the convention crowd back in August…..don’t let them saddle you with Yoda-like ears!! :)

54. Adam Cohen - December 6, 2007

I hpoe they give you a scene where you give someone a nerve pinch, you salty old Vulcan!

55. Mütze - December 6, 2007

Is Nimoy actually cooperating with trekmovie.com?

56. SD - December 6, 2007

*is starstruck*

All the best, Mr. Nimoy, from this German fan! I’m looking forward to seeing you back on the big screen!

57. girl6 - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy–

You have been and always shall be the coolest. If there was a Mount Rushmore of cool, you’d be right up there next to Miles Davis, Gordon Parks and some other cool person. I purchased a piece from your Black and White Project (Yellow Rose) and now I’m cool just by like, default.

The world is better because you’re in it. Thanks for all the beautiful art.

And it’s nice to see that gorgeous hair again!

girl6
http://www.spockjones.blogspot.com

58. Jeyl - December 6, 2007

I hope you have a wonderful time Leonard! 2008 will surely be a year to remember.

59. Oregon Trek Geek - December 6, 2007

Yep, hope there is a pinch and a meld. :D

60. BC - December 6, 2007

It is great to hear from Mr. Nimoy and know that the spirit of the original series still lives on.

Today is the 16th Anniversary of the release of Star Trek VI (the last Star Trek movie with Mr. Spock). It’s hard to believe that it has been 16 YEARS since we’ve seen him on the big screen. Star Trek is starting to feel exciting again.

Best of luck and welcome home, Mr. Nimoy!

61. J. Parker - December 6, 2007

Dear Mr. Nimoy,

Thank you for being so kind to share your thoughts and experiences; and may I wish you and yours a happy Chanukah.

And as a wise Vulcan has been known to say, “Live long and prosper!”

And Anthony, thank you as well.

62. SirMartman - December 6, 2007

The return of,, “Spock”

This will be one of the biggest moments of sci fi history

We all here in New Zealand wish you well Mr Nimoy.

ps,,
( Any news of JJ talking to Mr Shatner again ? )

fingers crossed

toes crossed

eyes crrooeitytnreesd

63. Aaron R. (When will we see an Avery Brooks blog?) - December 6, 2007

It will be interesting to see older Spock step onto the classic bridge again after so many years of life his character has aged. I think that will be a bittersweet moment that Mr. Nimoy will play with absolute perfection.

Aaron R.

64. Devon - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy, please tell us they didn’t put wings on you! ;)

Awesome possum, this movie is only getting more real as time goes on!

Thanks

65. chain of command - December 6, 2007

Cool! have fun on stage!!

66. Captain Hackett - December 6, 2007

Bonne chance, monsieur Nimoy

67. Kigs - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,
I am thrilled to have you here with us on Trekmovie.com and wish you all the best!:) I am glad to see your as excited as we all are.
Good luck next week and happy Hanukkah!

Kigs
(the quote gilr from LV – Howard Lindsay :) )

68. Batts - December 6, 2007

Can you imagine the applause when Nimoy 1st appears on screen as our favorite science officer?! Quinto, you better be on point! You are sharing the same ring with THE MAN himself. I hope you do a lot of convincing….If the elder Spock starts reflecting on the past…this is where I hope these other guys start to pay OFF!

69. New Horizon - December 6, 2007

Welcome back Mr. Nimoy. It will be wonderful to see you in Trek again, we have missed you.

70. Jupiter1701 - December 6, 2007

“Now Leonard gets his own guest blog . . . . Sniff, Sniff . . . hey, when do I get my own guest blog? Guest blogs just aren’t guest blogs without me guesting my blog.”

— William Shatner

71. JBS - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,
I had to read the by line “by Leonard Nimoy” several times before I could finally believe it – how cool, I am completely awe struck. Can’t wait to hear from you again. It’s so good to have you back in Star Trek.

Anthony, you rock!

72. Harry Ballz - December 6, 2007

Captain’s blog, stardate whatever…………………. :)

73. J C - December 6, 2007

70.Oh, stop.

74. Orbitalic - December 6, 2007

Mr Nimoy, thank you. We look forward to your work.

75. Charley W - December 6, 2007

Does anyone know what the record gap is of an actor playing the same character? With 16 years and some-odd months between protrayals of Spock, Nimoy must be easily be in the running for that record! (And with over 40 years from the time cameras started rolling on the original Star Trek Pilot, he’s probably close to the record of an actor playing the same character period!)

76. CmdrR - December 6, 2007

Welcome back, sir. God speed.

77. David (Enterprise should have wings AND flames on the hull) - December 6, 2007

Sweeeeeeeet! Another great first for this site.

I hope we get more updates from Mr. Nimoy!

78. trektacular - December 6, 2007

I love you Leonard.

79. Bob, The Evil Klingon Frontline Leader - December 6, 2007

Thank you for the update. Looking forward to standing in line 12/25/2008 in balmy Madison, WI.

80. Gary Seven - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,
Briefly put, your work as Spock and Star Trek in general has had a hugely positive impact on my life. It gave me hope and so many positive messages when I really needed them as a kid. Now I am a forty-something year old father, a successful professional, and all that good stuff. But in my brain and in my heart, I still draw upon your influences, as well as Star Trek in general, even today. Moreover you have conducted your relationship with Star Trek in such an inspiring way. When I see you talk about Star Trek it’s clear to me that you understand what is so valuable about it and you have always worked to enhance it.
So, for all of that, I thank you. Good luck on your upcoming mission.

81. mctrekkie - December 6, 2007

Welcome back sir, Welcome back–

and to be completely cornball here-

To paraphrase Spock:

Bringing honour and integrity back to Trek is your first, best destiny- anything else is a waste.

Savour all that you can- After all, what man gets to help bring back a Franchise- TWICE?

I am as old as Trek (41) but suddenly feel just a bit young again.

Show those kids how it’s done.

82. nyxtreme - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,

You are truly the face of Star Trek. Thank you for taking the role of Mr. Spock one more time. May you live long and prosper.

83. DEMODE - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,

I am thrilled beyond belief that you are returning to Star Trek. I look forward to seeing you on the big screen again!

84. Scott - December 6, 2007

Good Luck Leonard!
Spock Lives!

85. Gene L. Coon (was the Better Gene because he) was a U. S. Marine - December 6, 2007

Hope you get a chance to read these, Mr. N. These folks love you.

I often find myself in conversations with other parents of young children (I have 4 of my own, all under 12) regarding “too much television”. I always point out that I watched ST every night at 6pm on channel 11 in NY in the 70′s. I was in grade school, and Mr. Spock gets a lot of the credit for my vocabulary. You can learn a LOT from the right TV. I was lucky to have ST in the 70′s. It made me curious, it gave me a love of science (real science) and an appreciation for leadership and responsibility. Not too shabby for a failed TV show.

86. Rastaman - December 6, 2007

“I’m confident I’m in good hands with talented people.”

Funny. I was just thinking the same thing with regards to Mr. Nimoy’s involvement in this film. He is truly a talented presence.

Good luck!

87. Captain Amazing!! - December 6, 2007

Good luck, Leonard!! To coin an old phrase in the biz, break a leg!!

88. TrekNerd - December 6, 2007

“Does anyone know what the record gap is of an actor playing the same character? With 16 years and some-odd months between protrayals of Spock, Nimoy must be easily be in the running for that record! (And with over 40 years from the time cameras started rolling on the original Star Trek Pilot, he’s probably close to the record of an actor playing the same character period!)”

17 years between Mark Lenard’s portrayal of Sarek in TOS and the TOS movies.

18-19 years between Harrison Ford’s portrayal of Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

89. Noleuser - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy is a scholar and gentleman, and so much more! It’ll be great to Spock once more!

90. JustBob - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,

The best of luck to you! Oh, and do have tons of fun. :)

91. AJ - December 6, 2007

#85: Me, too. Thanks, WPIX of the ’70s. I watched at dinner. It made a difference. And, thanks, Leonard, for giving it another shot.

92. The Vulcanista - December 6, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,

Thanks for checking in with this little corner of the Trek universe. We *do* look forward to hearing from you. Have LOADS of fun making this little slice of Trek history! Spock Rocks. Always has, always will.

A freylekhn yontev!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

93. The Vulcanista - December 6, 2007

#31

I have it on good authority that Godspeed is actually Warp Factor 25.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
And wonder how I know that.
The Vulcanista }:-)

94. The Vulcanista - December 6, 2007

#89

LOL! So “Spock” is a verb now? I reach, Brother!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

95. hitch1969© - December 6, 2007

Sir Nimoy™,

Please be honest with us. Was Shatner really ever “seriously” considered for this movie? Was his name tied to early press simply for the sake of?

I think you somewhat in the know. For any number of reasons, I feel that having you in this movie is much more conducive to the franchise; although I must admit that I would like to see you onscreen with Shatner. However, given an “either / or” scenario… well, let’s just say that I liked the fact that you passed on Generations. I do not believe you to be as concerned with canon and most of the elements that most folks here would debate about. You are an actor, a storyteller, and in that sense… much more responsible in terms of what you will attach your name to as opposed to Shatner. You had wherewithall to smell a bad apple with Generations. Still… I gather that you could care less if the new Enterprise has wings. It’s the stories, the characters that you have emphasized, in particular, yours.

More about my take on Generations. It’s my favorite of TNG movies, although I should absolutely hate it. They killed James T. Kirk, in such a senseless way, I am in 100% agreement with the BRINGBACKKIRK campaign in that one. But Shatner DID agree to act that out… as long as he could put his horses in a scene or something to that degree. There was some give and take obviously with the regime at that time – Berman, who despised what Roddenberry had established, trying to distance himself from TOS yet remain faithful to the franchise; and Shatner – who in my opinion should have told them exactly what YOU told them at the time. I must admit, when I read that you rejected your role in that film as perfunctory, I was disappointed that you were not on board. Do you sense the ambiguity that I have towards this movie?

Why do I love Generations, then? I’ve thought about it a million times. Maybe because it came out at about Thanksgiving that year, and I was happy in my life at the time. Maybe because despite hating what seeing what Shatner had done…. it was time to accept that the TOS movies were over. It could have just been one more time with Shatner. Who knows.

This new movie is quite different from the others just in terms of the immediacy of the internet. The globality of it. The rules in that regard have been leveled and repositioned. I like to think at times, what if everything being equal to today… would Star Trek II have been as monster a movie as it was? As important?

A slight tangent that I want to go off on here is this entire idea that this new movie is supposed to appeal to the masses, yet endear itself to the diehards. JJ and the OrcSter© have imparted this to us over and over. If that is the true intent, I think the movie will fail. ST The Motion Picture was THAT kind of movie. Nemesis was THAT kind of movie. Effing Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan was tailor made to the die hards and nothing but, with a few “who is this Khan?” new characters planted in the mix for exposition. What made that completely intelligent was that they were characters like Carol and David Marcus who ADDED to the canon, the diehard experience. I SO SO SO hope that this movie picks up on that and does it correctly. I don’t think that there was any one of us back in 1982 upon seeing the first trailers for this movie and seeing Ricardo Montalban (although this should make no sense to the uninititated at the time) that we KNEW that this was Khan from effing Space Seed, episode so and so from season so and so, and HOW COOL was that that they’ve stayed so loyal to the show and picked this up how many years later????

That was my reaction at the time anyway. I tried to explain my enthusiasm to my mother (who called it “the Star TRACK) and even though she was familiar with the show thought I was entirely too hopeful about things being centered about an episode that she didnt remember.

I’ve rambled but my question is this: Shatner? I remember months and months ago, that Shatner himself said something along the lines (out of nowhere at the time, but search this site, and it is here) about JJ being full of “hot air”, this sort of thing. So Shatner knew at that time… however that he knew.. for whatever reason… maybe it was money. Maybe it was creative control. Maybe it was the effing horses, who knows… .but still… all in hindsight, it seems to me that Shatner was never ever really in the running to get a job on this movie.

And Sir Nimoy™, I suppose that I am fine with that. However, as recently as ComicCon, you on the same stage with JJ… “we’ll try to fit him in if we can in a way that makes sense or it will be a waste” – something to that effect. Please be honest with us. Please tell JJ and those folks to SHAT, or get off the pot. Put him in the movie to boost ticket sales, or let us know that he’s definitively not there and stop using his name for exposure.

25 years ago, your final scenes in Star Trek II totally blew me away. It’s something that I cannot describe. There had been “rumors” that Spock would die in that movie – ahhh, here comes that immediacy of the interweb thing again – rumors. You guys caught that and wrote Spock’s “death” into the first 5 minutes of the movie in the Kobayashi Maru, so the ending…. dude. I don’t know if it was YOU. I don’t know if it was Shatner, or maybe like Forrest Gump says… both happening at the same time.

Maybe thats why we all want you BOTH back? I certainly trust your judgement for the franchise over Shat’s. Please just be honest with us. I am so looking forward to whatever you will be filming over the next few weeks. I know that your piece of this movie will be loyal and faithful and artful and all the effing words which make your legacy in this franchise what it is and was. Thanks for giving us a few sentiments here at trekmovie dot com. Very, very cool.

BEST!!

=h=

96. Bobby - December 7, 2007

^ damn…

97. The Vulcanista - December 7, 2007

#88

If Trekmovie.com can stand one more post from me tonight, Kelsey Grammer is in either first or second place per your criteria for having played Frasier Crane for 20 *consecutive* years.

That’s a pretty amazing stat and Trek related as well! (you TNG-ers know what I’m sayin’!)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

98. Danya Romulus - December 7, 2007

88

That’s a very interesting question. Off the top of my head I can think of two much longer gaps for Trek actors: the people who played Arne Darvin and Kang, Kor and Koloth. Not sure about other examples but there must be something crazy out there where someone came back for a sequel or remake or something.

99. Daniel Broadway - December 7, 2007

That’s fantastic Mr. Nimoy. Have a great time donning the ears again.

100. Ali - December 7, 2007

25 years between Joanna Cassidy’s portrayal of Zhora in Blade Runner (1982 and 2007 re-shoots)

101. Michelle P. - December 7, 2007

Dear Mr. Nimoy:

I became a fan of yours in the mid-90s after the sixth Star Trek movie came out. So I was always disappointed that I never got to see you play Spock, my favorite character, on the big screen in a new movie. When I heard that you would be reprising your role for this movie, I was thrilled beyond words! I’m in my mid-20s now but I feel like a silly, giddy teenager again! I hope the movie turns out as great as you think the script promises, and that all goes well for you during the filming.

102. Chris Pike - December 7, 2007

Leonard…

Be’hatzlacha!

the most logical of photographers, and the best thing about the coming movie, you are indeed and always shall be….Spock!

103. Dyson Sphere - December 7, 2007

Gracie’s pregnant ;-)

Good having you back!

104. T'Chert - December 7, 2007

Good luck, Mr. Nimoy ! I’m (and other Russian and Ukrainian fans) looking forward to this movie.

Live long and prosper. \\//

105. RS - December 7, 2007

Good luck, Mr. Nimoy !
Russian trekkers with you…
LLAP!

106. Kaly - December 7, 2007

Good look? Mr. Nimoy!
I join all wishes!
Russian trekkers looking forward 11th movie! :)

107. Bryan - December 7, 2007

Nimoy…..Spock……..HE IS LEGEND.
Say no more for we are honored and humbled at your long overdue return.

108. Doug L. - December 7, 2007

RE 85 Gene Coon…

That was my experience exactly… right after dinner with a little ice cream for dessert, i turned on wpix at 6:00 and watched some trek… and i agree with you completely, it did inform some of my thinking, and certainly improved vocabulary, along with a healthy diet of X-Men comics which I was also into.

I am cyked for this movie! Doug L.

109. Viking - December 7, 2007

Yo, Hitch, you need a hit of O2 after that rant? LOL ;-)

110. Lyle - December 7, 2007

Live long and prosper Mr. Nimoy!

Welcome back to Star Trek!

And is really necessary to make every thread into a debate as to whether or not Shatner should appear in this movie?

Generations was a great movie, Kirk died in a manner befitting the hero he is. Let it rest already.

111. Cervantes - December 7, 2007

Welcome aboard Leonard. If nothing else, I will look forward to seeing you on the big screen again, and hearing that fine voice of yours as ‘Spock’ again. I am also sure that your ‘younger’ self has been well-cast.

Still not sure about ‘Scotty’ or the new ‘E’ description though… ;)

112. Jupiter1701 - December 7, 2007

#73 — I apologize, I didn’t realize that having a sense of humor was not allowed on these boards. OK, I’ll try to take all this much more seriously.

113. Ivory - December 7, 2007

Tuesday December 12th is the day that Star Trek is reborn. Leonard Nimoy’s return to Star Trek puts the franchise back on the map.

12/11/07 is the single best day for Star Trek fans in a long, long time.

With a little luck J.J. will surprise all of us and get William Shatner involved at some small way.

Best of luck Mr Nimoy.

114. aaron - December 7, 2007

#5, Umm I don’t think the enterprise is even going to be in this movie, if it is it will be in the last 30 mins an probably not to many outside shots of it, this movie seems as if it’s going to jump around quite a bit.. and remember, this is before they even leave the acadamy.. kirk served in starfleet for like 15-20 yrs before he became captain..

115. . - December 7, 2007

I’m thrilled to see you put those Spock ears back on. Sure, you’re a great guy and a fantastic actor but this role is special. I adore you, and wish you all the best as you help Star Trek turn it’s next page.

116. MrCampion - December 7, 2007

OMG this is the best thing to wake up to after a rough night! I am a fan of Spock and Star Trek since seeing The Search for Spock back in the mid-80s at a friend’s. I am so glad he is back for real in a new feature film. Spock was one of the role models I embraced as a shy and socially awkward child and teen, and seeing him come back one more time is a dream come true. I am so glad I am alive to see this.

Live Long and Prosper!

Campion

117. I AM THX-1138 - December 7, 2007

Dear Timmy,

Well, off you go on your big adventure. Now play nice with all your new friends. Don’t forget to not smile much and try to look dour and introspective. I’ve had some of your friends above this post write little notes wishing you well. If you can’t tell, they love you dearly and want to convey how much your work on that little TV show has meant to them. I know that there are a lot to read, but give it a shot if you have time. It might take a couple of tries to get at Hitch’s comments but if you have to scroll past due to time constraints, you can always come back to it.

OK, now make sure your ears are straight, and if you see Bill, don’t let him push you around. He just won an award so he’s feeling his oats a bit.

We all Love you and Wish you The Best,

THX-1138 (the Timmy guy)

118. Jerry - December 7, 2007

Mr Nimoy,

I love how you derived the Vulcan hand salute from the letter Shin. You know what I mean.
You have brought class, dignity and talent to the charactor or Spock. You and Gene R. have made him one of the most beloved characters ever.
Furthermore you life outside Spock speaks to what a wonderful all around talent you are. Happy to see you in action once again.
Best wishes to you and yours

119. DesiluTrek - December 7, 2007

It’s your agreeing to be involved in the movie, Mr. Nimoy, that’s given me hope that the new Abrams team understands the positive, optimistic qualities that make Star Trek unique. Your hand in writing and directing III and IV and in writing VI proved you know those Star Trek ideals as well as anyone.

I know I will be in tears on opening night, savoring what I thought I’d never see again, a new performance of Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock. Thanks from this 45-year-old for playing my life’s most beloved fictional hero. My love to you as you don the ears once more.

120. Derek Evans - December 7, 2007

Dear Mr. Nimoy,

Greetings! Just the thought that you might read my post has made my year! I have been a fan for so long. I am so excited that you are going to be involved in the new movie. I’ve been telling my friends and family, that if you have given this project the thumbs up, that’s all I need. I have 2 son’s, age 11 and 12. They are both BIG fans. They LOVE the show and Spock! When I told them that you were going to make a new Star Trek movie, they said ‘Cool!’! All the best, and of course LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!!

Derek

121. PeeWee - December 7, 2007

It’s great hearing about your part in the movie, Mr. Nimoy.

I’ve been boning up on all things Star Trek — my old novels, and your autobiographies.

Can’t wait for the movie!

All the Best and break a leg!

122. Greg2600 - December 7, 2007

Lenny, will we ever find out if Savvik was pregnant with Spock’s kid?

And sneak Shatner onto the set!

123. FSL - December 7, 2007

Mr Nimoy

I need only one reason to see this movie, and that is you playing Spock again. Wish you will enjoy playing Spock again as much as we enjoy seeing you on screen.

124. I promise you, the sky won't fall - December 7, 2007

Mr. Spock…
Welcome aboard!

125. VulcanBabe - December 7, 2007

Mr. Nimoy–
Nice to see that everything’s going as planned. What with the strike and all, I was expecting some trouble. But apparently, if any exists, it’s very well hidden. ^_^

What’s it like to get back into acting?

126. VulcanBabe - December 7, 2007

#122. Come on, you can pull that one off, right? It’d be great to occasionaly catch a glimpse of Shatner’s reflection in a shiny glass vase…;P

127. Harry Ballz - December 7, 2007

Seeing you play Spock again will rock
We all agree, in that role, you’re a lock
If Shat’s also on board
We’ll know that we scored
Opportunity, one last time, did knock!

128. mctrekkie - December 7, 2007

I think that dear Herrry
was premature

And just one legend
is quite the score

Yes, the shat man’s Kirk
may have died too fast

But the time for divas
may have past

We have on board
a team that’s best-

Perhaps on old Kirk
We should give it

A rest.

129. Crusty McCoy - December 7, 2007

Well, don’t just stand there, Spock. Do something!

130. willisx - December 7, 2007

funny, the first thing I imagine is the on-set caterers asking:

“What do you want on your hot dog, Spock?”

131. John Trowbridge - December 7, 2007

Mr. Nimoy,

Congratulations on your return to the role of Spock after what will be for viewers a 17-year gap from the last time the character appeared on either the big or the small screen.

All the best for your work on Star Trek (2008).

Live Long and Prosper

132. TJ Trek - December 7, 2007

maybe not the most appropriate post to put it on but…oh well…here’s to hoping JJ Abrams is going a little more Nicholas Myer then he his Rick Berman. I think that it is pretty fair to not that two of the three best movies in the franchize had Myers hand in them.

133. Closettrekker - December 8, 2007

132- You are right, although I am not as big of a Berman hater as some. I hope the movie has some of the chaotic feel of ENT, as it is transitions to the utopian feel of TOS.

134. Edward - December 8, 2007

To Mr. Nimoy,

Congratulations on your screen return to the role of Spock!

However, as far as this movie goes, if Mr. Shatner is not in it. I am not interested and wont spend a dime on it.

Break a leg though and have fun!

135. Sean - December 8, 2007

To Mr. Nimoy – We’re all excited to see you back!
Even if some offer the compliment in a slightly backhanded way ;)

136. Jeannie spock - December 8, 2007

Greetings from Manchester England!
Mr Nimoy, I’m so choked that you are in the new movie.
I sent you an ‘Oscar’ inside a crystal – I have a feeling something will happen for you after the movie.
Get your acceptance speech ready!
I’ll be there rallying for you.

Quinto seems OK but will only ever be second best as Spock.

137. Spock89 - December 8, 2007

Mr. Nimoy, on the rather slim chance that you might read this post from a humble Trekkie, I hope that you enjoy working on this film. Quick question: since the writers of this film are fans of the ST novels, and that Roberto Orci himself has stated that there will be little “easter eggs” sprinkled throughout the film for Trekkies, is it possible that we may see Saavik, portrayed by Robin Curtis, not Kirstie Alley, as Spock’s wife, since it is canon that Spock was married?

138. The Vulcanista - December 9, 2007

#137

Putting my hard-coreTrekkie hat on here, but I don’t believe it’s canon that Spock was married. Picard refers to “the wedding of Sarek’s son” in that TNG eppie “Sarek.” Everyone in Trekdom just assumed it was Spock. Picard could have been referring to a son of Sarek and Perrin.

And on that note, although Spock couldn’t have possibly had any memory of the little *favor* Saavik did for him on the Genesis planet (not having *any* of his marbles at the time), I do like to think that he did eventually make an honest woman out of Saavik.

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ wi’it! :-)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

139. Harry Ballz - December 9, 2007

Vulcanista,

are you saying that every time a guy has a one-time pon farr with some babe while they think the planet’s going to explode, he has to marry her??

Wow, tough rules!! :)

140. The Vulcanista - December 9, 2007

139, Harry,

LOL, no, I’m not suggesting anything like that at all. Spock’s probably left a trail of PF buddies in his wake after all those years in space! };-)

However, according to a deleted scene from STIV, Saavik turned up preggers after she did Spock that little favor, which is why she stayed behind on Vulcan at the beginning of the movie. Hence, my “honest woman” statement.

And on another note, if Robin Curtis shows her wooden-acting mullet-headed Saavik anywhere near the new movie, I WILL boycott! JK (sorta)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

141. Harry Ballz - December 9, 2007

Yes, I remember the preggers subplot well………..I just find it “fascinating” when a red-hot modern day mamma like yourself suggests that if a woman gets pregnant from a one nighter, and the man doesn’t marry her, that it makes her “dishonest” in any fashion………..

Why, you green-blooded pointy-eared traditionalist you!!

Gawd, you’re cute and a half!! :)

142. The Vulcanista - December 10, 2007

141
Thanks, Harry, but I’m really just a sappy old romantic.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

143. John - December 10, 2007

Break a leg, Mr.Nimoy! I got the chance many years ago to see you and some of your cast mates at a convention here in Norfolk, VA. Hope to read more of your blogs.

144. Harry Ballz - December 10, 2007

Well, tomorrow’s the big FIRST day! If I were Nimoy, I might actually have trouble sleeping tonight…….but, that’s just me! :)

145. The Vulcanista - December 10, 2007

Hey, on the east coast, IT’S TUESDAY!! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOO! Spock lives again!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

146. Helen Gletsos - December 11, 2007

Thank you for blogging ang thanks for putting the ears on one more time. What a wonderful treat for all your fans! I’m looking forward so much to seeing this movie!

147. jeannie Spock - December 12, 2007

Mr Nimoy, everyone at the studio will be treat you well and with the respect you deserve. You will have the best of everything.

BUT -It will make you nervous…..
1, you will realise that now you have to ‘deliver’.
2, you will wonder if you really are up to it
3, you will wonder if you can live up to your own reputation
4, you will wonder if people will think Quinto is better than you
5, you will wonder if you look OK
6, you will wonder if you can remember your lines

Don’t worry!
1 – You will……2 -You are …..3 -You do…..4-they won’t……5-You do……6-you will.

You will be GREAT!!!

148. Kai Winn was my lover! - December 12, 2007

*raises eyebrow*

“Fascinating!”

149. Sergio - December 17, 2007

Extraordinary!!!
Welcome home Spock…

150. sema - January 27, 2008

Mr. Nimoy

Your treking is fascinating. God luck!

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