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Nimoy Log: Is It Strange To Play Spock Again? March 5, 2008

by Leonard Nimoy , Filed under: Nimoy,ST09 Cast,Star Trek (2009 film) , trackback

The third in our series of guest blogs from Leonard Nimoy.

I’ve had a great time working on the movie. I expect to finish around the end of March. The level of production, the quality, the size and the talent continue to impress me. The people I’ve worked with have all been extremely enthusiastic and JJ Abrams impresses me as a very special talent and as a person.

Is it strange to be playing Spock again after so many years? Definitely…and I’m having a wonderful time !!

The opening date of the picture has been pushed off to summer of ’09 and I take that as a vote of confidence. It is an additional cost to the company to do this and I assume they have decided that the footage they are seeing is exciting and makes it worthwhile to make the additional investment.

I look forward to appearing at the conventions in the near future.

 

NOTE: Mr. Nimoy will next appear (along with Zachary Quinto) at the Creation Grand Slam Event in Burbank, CA on April 13th. More at creationent.com.

 

Previous Nimoy Logs
12/6/07: Looking Forward To Next Week
12/23/07: This Is Big

 

Comments

1. CmdrR - March 5, 2008

Assuming there are three movies and they take on a life of their own… are there themes or topics you would like the new TOS movies take on?

Nice to have you back one more time, by the way.

2. Ruthless Nate - March 5, 2008

Thanks Mr. Nimoy!

3. boJac - March 5, 2008

Nimoy is Awesome!

4. boJac - March 5, 2008

For some reason I’ve been assuming Older Spock is going to have a smaller part, but it seems now like he has a bigger role in the movie.

5. JeFF - March 5, 2008

We love you Mr. Nimoy!! Thank you again!!!

6. Pointy-Ears - March 5, 2008

Mr. Nimoy, I have the utmost respect and belief in your words and judgement.
I am truly looking forward to this new take on Star Trek based completely on TOS.
I was getting tired of all the spin-offs anyway…apparently every one was.

7. Josh - March 5, 2008

“Strange is part of the job.” -Kathryn Janeway.

And it’s true. When you work with Starfleet and Trek, you never quite know when something odd is going to happen. That IS the whole point of Trek, isn’t it? To boldly go where no one has gone before? To seek out those strange new worlds, to do things that no one had ever dreamed of.

I mean… the first interracial kiss on TV was… unthinkable back in the time when TOS aired. Trek broek many-a-frontier, and we’re glad for it.

What a strange new world we live in.

Great to have you back, Nimoy!

8. trekkie1415 - March 5, 2008

Leonard Nimoy back as Spock = Awesome!

It’s going to be fun to see him as Spock again.

9. THX-1138 - March 5, 2008

Does everyone here realize just how cool it is that Leonard Nimoy posts a blog here on Trekmovie.com? In the world of Star Trek geekdom, this is the coup of coup’s. Anthony, I have to tip my cap and say “That’s amazing!” Nimoy comes here to talk to us. Wow!

Now, the next step, mr. Nimoy, is to come and chat with the villagers. As long as they behave.

10. Harry Ballz - March 5, 2008

Yes, nice to hear from Mr. Nimoy, but “where’s the beef?”

Without giving away plot spoilers he could maybe share a bit more detail as to what he’s found stimulating while on set…

11. Crusade2267 - March 5, 2008

Mr. Nimoy,

You are amazing. I’m really glad you’re back in the ears!

My fiance and I saw you at a convention in 2005 in Massachusetts. You inspired her to do a college honors project on the feminine aspects of god from your talk on your photography. Keep up the great work!

12. Harry - March 5, 2008

I can’t say exactly why, but that tiny photoshopped image of Nimoy and the new old Trek logo is very powerful. I think ‘old Spock’ will be at least as exciting to see again as any of the new stuff.

I mean.. here is Spock, reflecting on his past, all those people that are no longer around him, his Federation coming out of a bloody war. He could feel a little out of place there. Of course, that wouldn’t be logical, but still.

(Well, I guess, don’t know or want to know any plot spoilers.)

13. Pointy-Ears - March 5, 2008

#10
I beleive Nimoy is truely just enjoying himself and is excited to be part of the re-birth of the classic characters that have made Star Trek the greatest space adventure of all time.
It’s spaced in history has always been assured, now it’ll be written in the stars.

To everyone:
There was a time when no one knew the plot of a movie until openning day…it’s good to have thing’s back where they belong, a complete surprise!

14. diabolk - March 5, 2008

Wow.. still filming him? Guess he does have a large role. Also, sounds like they are beefing up the budget! Good news.

15. I am not Herbert - March 5, 2008

Hi Leonard!

Good to hear that you’re having a great time! =)

REALLY looking forward to seeing you in the new movie!

Spock is my hero! Keep up the great work!

LL&P

16. S. John Ross - March 5, 2008

Always excellent to hear from the gracious Mr. Nimoy.

I went to see Charlie Bartlett last night, btw, and found it to be really excellent, really awesome (and not just because of the … seven hundred or so nods to my favorite movie of all time, Harold & Maude). Got me really re-re-jazzed about Yelchin. I continue to have a great faith in every member of the new cast, but Nimoy’s presence is still the anchor that makes this film potentially solid for me, and it’s very encouraging to see that his role will likely be a substantial one.

17. Fleet Captain Kor'Tar - March 5, 2008

Great to hear from you Mister Nimoy! I am very glad you are enjoying your time on the set I know the story must be a good one to inspire you to don the ears once more, after not acting for longest time, I am very glad that you are coming back!

18. The Last Maquis - March 5, 2008

He’s gonna “Rock out” with his “Spock”out !!!

19. I Am Morg Not Eymorg - March 5, 2008

Mr. Nimoy. I can’t tell you how great it is going to be to see you don those ears one more time and do it like no one else.

Thank you very much.

20. Reliant - March 5, 2008

As Spock would say: “Fascinating!”

21. Trek Forever! - March 5, 2008

Everyone asks about Shatner, but I wonder if Mr. Nimoy misses acting alongside his other colleagues (DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, among others).

22. Battletrek - March 5, 2008

6. Tired of spin offs? No, just tired of how dull they had gotten.

23. Scott - March 5, 2008

This blog entry just reminds me again…what an incredible treat to know that the legendary Leonard Nimoy will again grace the big screen as Spock — or considering his semi-retirement from acting, in ANY role, really!

Five, ten, fifteen years ago, how many of us long-time true believers in the original series held out any hope that we would again see Mr. Nimoy in a Star Trek movie?

This little report from the set makes me smile today. Looking to the right at that countdown clock sure makes the future seem awfully far away though….

Scott B. out.

24. Denise de Arman - March 5, 2008

Anthony- Is Trekmovie going to be covering the Scifi Slam in Burbank?

25. Captain Otter - March 5, 2008

Nimoy is my canary in the mine on this movie. If he says JJ is good, JJ is good. I can’t wait to see this movie.

26. Jim - March 5, 2008

Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock – 42 years and still going boldly…makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up to think of it.

27. Yackity Sax - March 5, 2008

The event with Nimoy & Quinto will be awesome. Anyone going to the con in NY/NJ this weekend?

28. DFG333 - March 5, 2008

Oh cool, nice to see you posting again and thank you.

I’m glad your are enjoying your time on the set and playing my all time favorite character Spock.

I’ve been out of trek for a while now but I still watch my dvd’s of he original series. That’s what I grew up with.

I was a bit sad the movie is not coming out in December.

I envy Maggy, she’s going be seeing you next month.

29. Denise de Arman - March 5, 2008

Chomping at the bit to see and hear Mr. N and Mr Q together in April – made arrangements months ago and have my copy of Shekhina packed and ready to be signed. I considered taking a copy of The Full Body Project, but I cannot go there- too many bad memories from the freshman 15 I put on in college.

30. steve623 - March 5, 2008

God bless you, Mr. Nimoy, and thanks for the many hours of happiness and fun you’ve given the world with your talent.

And anything you can do to get “In Search Of …” on DVD would be greatly appreciated ;-)

31. Cardassia.com - March 5, 2008

If Nimoy says, must be a great movie.

32. Xplodin' Nacelle - March 5, 2008

Well I for one am glad that Paramount is using dalies footage in determining that the movie will be of a competitive quality w/ other summer movies. I’m glad Mr. Nimoy recognizes this. As an industry insider he must know how to “read the suits.”

33. Sean4000 - March 5, 2008

Looks and style aside, Leonard Nimoys performance is what I’m looking forward to the most. Period.

34. Plum - March 5, 2008

Leonard Nimoy wrote: “The opening date of the picture has been pushed off to summer of ‘09 and I take that as a vote of confidence.”

So did I Mr. Nimoy. So did I. Can’t tell ya how much an old Trekkie like me is thrilled to see Star Trek return in such grand fashion, and with top talents in the biz once again. Must be like the old days eh?

Cheers! :)

35. Scott Xavier - March 5, 2008

Why are you guys praising this man as a genius or a hero. He is an actor. He played spock well and created a part of vulcan culture from his jewish roots, but the man is no leader.

It’s about as bad as an actor making political comments. Keep acting and we’ll keep paying you. Start following them and you may find their not the most educated or powerful of leaders. Spock was an ambassador Leonard Nimoy is an actor…

36. CmdrR - March 5, 2008

Scott —

Leonard Nimoy is a man in his 70’s who has occassionally achieved excellence in a profession noted for mediocrity, and used that status to draw attention to other areas of art and endeavour. Moreover, he’s maintained a healthy curiosity of life, a keen sense of humor about the changing fates of fame, and an open heart to reach out to his fellow man with projects, such as The Full Body Project, that demand sober thought. For that, he deserves our praise. Would that any of us is so accomplished in our 70’s.

37. Robohunter - March 5, 2008

#35

The only reference to “genius” or “leader” as of post #35 is in your post.

The only reference before #35 to the word “hero” refers to Spock, not Nimoy.

However, Leonard Nimoy IS an acting genius and a hero to many, not only because of his portrayal of Spock, but because of his charitable work, poetry, photography, campaigning work, his foundation, which gives grants to artists-in-residence programs, etc etc.

38. sean - March 5, 2008

#35

There’s nothing wrong with having respect for someone who has given us so much over the years via his various on screen characters. People are showing their admiration, nothing more. No need to diminish anyone for that.

39. CmdrR - March 5, 2008

could be, sted ‘is’

had a one-month old in my left arm. oh, and fathers who pay the mortgage and type one-handed with a baubei in the other are heroes, too… dammit

40. Tim Handrahan - March 5, 2008

I am definitely ready for a photo of him as Spock in this film.

41. Michelle - March 5, 2008

Dear Mr. Nimoy:

Thank you for taking the time to post here. Words cannot say how thrilled I was to hear that you would be playing Spock again in the movie. I didn’t become a Star Trek fan until after Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Generations, so I never got to see any of the crew from the TOS on the big screen. So I’m very happy that will change when I get to see you portray my favorite character again. Best wishes to you!

42. T Negative - March 5, 2008

I wonder if we are going to see Spock (as played by Nimoy) in his old Blue shirt and Black pants uniform??

Unlikely, but that would be pretty cool IMO.

43. Captain Pike - March 5, 2008

It is very cool that Leonard Nimoy takes the time to post us the occasional message from STXI. Anthony should be justifiably proud that he maintains the atmosphere of decorum and moderation that Mr. Nimoy find’s acceptable.

44. Disgruntled Trekster - March 5, 2008

As a die-hard fan of the original series, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Mr. Nimoy for everything he has given us both on and off the screen.
It will be a real treat to see you one more time in the role that you defined so well and made so memorable for so many of us, past, present, and future.
Glad to have you here.

45. Spock-Memories - March 5, 2008

Mr. Nimoy, I have enjoyed watching you as Spock since I was a child and still do. I have read your books and enjoyed them thoroughly.

Thank-you for comming back to Star Trek…I cannot wait to see you on that big screen once again.

46. THX-1138 - March 5, 2008

In reference to #35

Do not feed trolls.

47. Scott Xavier - March 5, 2008

Just for reference:
“I have the utmost respect and belief in your words and judgement.”

you have a respect for a man who is known for lies in his profession? As for Nimoy, he’s a darn good spock, Im just waiting to see what his next big roll will be once this silly trek thing fizzles out. ;0)

Isn’t he known for the book: I am not Spock? Well besides that no one knows him. Maybe its type casting but in search of and trek sums up his career. It seems for a man who has tried to leave Trek in the dust, he still has legions of sheeple. I hope all the trekers out there are posting with their spock ears on!

And where was he at the Shatner roast? At least Bill acknowledges the Trek success and has gone on to do more, even with out forgetting his Trek roots.

Now shoot the messenger!

48. Scott Xavier - March 5, 2008

Oh yes, and to follow the others on this board:

“THANK YOU oh so much for allowing us to be your fans. Thanks for posting. And thank you sooo much for allowing us to make you rich!” ;0)

49. Gene L. Coon was a U. S. Marine - March 5, 2008

Spocko! “I’d advise yas ta keep dialin’, Oxmyx.”

50. Dennis Bailey - March 5, 2008

#47: “Now shoot the messenger!”

And why, given your annoying pretense that “the message” issues from somewhere more grand and profound than your own poor crabbed envy, should we not do so with dispatch and satisfaction? ;)

51. Harry Ballz - March 5, 2008

Scott

being a so-called psychic, you should have foreseen that you would get nowhere in life….thus the anger and bitterness!

52. orion pirate - March 5, 2008

Wonderful to have you writing here, Mr. Nimoy.

53. EM - March 5, 2008

Mr. Nimoy is a class act and a wonderful photographer. Keep the pictures coming.

54. Anthony Pascale - March 5, 2008

don’t shoot the messenger?

I think I will….goodbye

55. Jabob Slatter - March 5, 2008

I saw Leonard Nimoy in his one man show, Vincent. I’d never seen him in much else but Star Trek and Mission: Impossible. But I sure forgot all about Spock when I saw him play Vincent and Theo Van Gogh. He was funny and moving and quite riveting to watch.

I think it is long overdue to let Nimoy play the top banana for once. Spock has always been second banana to Kirk. It’s nice to see him shine by himself. I’m glad his role is substantial in this movie.

56. Justin Olson - March 5, 2008

Hey Scott,

Just so you know, you have until March 6, 2010 to win the Randi $1,000,000 paranormal challenge… so get busy.

And while we’re all waiting for you to achieve that with bated breath, maybe instead of putting down Leonard Nimoy on a Star Trek fansite, you could take advantage of the “lies in [your] profession” and gather some money to get a better website with pictures of yourself that don’t have red-eye and words that aren’t misspelled.

57. CanuckLou - March 5, 2008

I get tingly all over reading Nimoy’s blogs. Can’t wait to see him with the new iteration of characters!

I wonder if he will have a moment with Pike as well?

The adventure continues…

58. Xai - March 5, 2008

Excellent shot Anthony. Right between the….. ummm .. “nacelles”. Yeah… Nacelles.

“Fire!”

59. Andy Patterson - March 5, 2008

Mr. Nimoy are you still eating a spoon full of honey between takes to keep your energy up. I took your lead from that for years….but lately I’ve been doing a spoon full of peanut butter. It’s all good just the same.

60. Viking - March 5, 2008

Leonard, you pointy-eared hobgoblin, we are beside ourselves waiting to see you to throw down again in May ’09! If you think J.J. & Co. know how to take the jumper cables to the franchise, then I’ll invest in summa that stock.

Besides, folks, think of the mirror universe scenario here – I don’t think J.J. could pull it off if they were getting Martin Landau out of mothballs. LOL :-)

61. Adam E. - March 5, 2008

I wonder who has more screentime, Nimoy or Quinto?

62. Denise de Arman - March 5, 2008

I am overwhelmed at the animosity spewed forth from Scott X. and a couple of others posting here. Why do people of that ilk come to this site? It is unnerving to think such hostility also exists is the personage of someone who calls themselves a ST fan. From everything I’ve heard and read of Mr. Nimoy over the years, he is the soul of kindness, generosity and sensitivity. I sincerely hope he doesn’t see those posts.

63. Jabob Slatter - March 5, 2008

Yeah, Denise, I agree. A few people here embarrass me.

64. hitch1969© - March 5, 2008

I have really nothing of significance to say to Nimoy. I think that were I to meet him in real life, I probably would just politely thank him. Sometimes that sort of distance from those you look up to is good. My mind’s vision of him is pure and intact. I would not want to taint that image with reality.

Shatner, on the other hand….

BEST!!

=h=

65. Kor - March 5, 2008

It is so cool to have Mr. Nimoy participating with a blog on this site!!!
Mr. Nimoy has my utmost respect and I’m sure I speak for almost everyone else on here!!!
Thank you, sir, for all the years of entertainment that you have given us. I recently had a chance to see “The Alpha Caper” which seems to be appearing alot lately on a certain DirectTV channel. It’s a small TV movie from around 1972 that was produced by Harve Bennett and also stars no less than the great Henry Fonda. I have also recently seen Mr. Nimoy’s portrayal of Dr. Mayfield, the killer-of-the-week on a “Columbo” episode from around that same time as the stint that Mr. Nimoy did at Universal. Both appearances were very good indeed and I hope that more of his non-Trek work will appear on cable as time goes on. I’d love to see “A Woman Called Golde,” “Marco Polo,” “Seizure: The Kathy Morris Story,” “Never Forget” and episodes of “In Search Of…” again. I am especially looking forward to the release of the 4th and 5th seasons of “Mission: Impossible” later this year.
I can’t believe he’s still filming on the new “Star Trek.” I thought his work was finished because he had grown his hair out for the “Spock look” but then I’ve seen recent photographs and interviews with him having cut his hair back to a crew-cut again, so I assumed he had wrapped his work on the new film. I guess not…….so I wonder if we’ll be seeing a buzz-cut Spock atleast in part of the film or, God forbid, he’ll be wearing one of those HORRIBLE Vulcan wigs left over from “ST-Enterprise.”

66. Denise de Arman - March 5, 2008

Jabob#55- Lucky you, the opportunity to see Mr. N in Vincent. Van Gogh is such a mezmerizing psychological case study.

67. Jai1138 - March 5, 2008

In early ’87 while I was finishing work on my 4th year project (writer-director-producer) at York University’s film school (a wacky comic book fantasy called “The Unbelievable Story of Ellison Spinrad, Aria Von Sniper Puzzle of Easy Enlightenment ” — it got a student film Oscar nomination!), Leonard Nimoy was in town shooting “Three Men and a Baby”. On a whim, I found the set and delivered a letter inviting him to the school’s premiere screening. I got as far as the security gaurd but she promised me Mr. Nimoy would get the letter. In it, I described how much Trek had always meant to me, particularly the Spock character, and how much I enjoyed the features and was especially impressed by the style, content, and good nature of his then-recent “The Voyage Home”.
To my surprise, two weeks later I received a hand-written letter on embossed Sheraton Place stationary thanking me for the invite and apologizing that he couldn’t attend; Mr. Nimoy wished me luck and told me to work hard. And that’s the kind of genuinely thoughtful and sincere guy he is — I still appreciate deeply to this day.
(Oddly, days later, I inadvertantly walked through a movie shoot set on a street and literally bumped in a busy Leonard Nimoy — we both said “Sorry, excuse me” and that was it.)
I still take Mr. Nimoy’s “work hard” advice to heart. I’m an independent filmmaker whose first feature “It All Happens Incredibly Fast ” (starring “Cube”‘s Maurice Dean Wint) has played at film festivals throughout the US and Canada and is soon coming out on DVD through a division of Universal. (www.iffltd.com) and I’m currently setting up my next two projects.
I hope this isn’t taken as too indulgently personal — it’s just one of my best Trek memories.

68. Kigs - March 5, 2008

Thanks Again Mr. Nimoy!:) I look forward to seeing you in the new movie and the cons as well.

Kigs

69. Denise de Arman - March 5, 2008

Jai1138- What a touching bio – just the kind of thing that has been said of Mr N from so many people throughout the years.

70. hitch1969© - March 5, 2008

You know the more that I think about it…. Nimoy in, Shatner out really will make for the best movie. Shatner + Nimoy would have been cool. But when you start thinking that way, then you want De™ in there too. But I don’t think that Shatner alone would have worked as well.

At some point, do you ask, “is it a gimmick”? Are Sir JJ™, DaiMon Lindeloffagus©, and the OrcSter® merely name dropping and riding coattails of the legend. And I think with Shatner, that would be a legitimate query – questioning not only the team’s motives but also Shatner’s.

You don’t ever really get that feeling from Nimoy. The dude was retired from acting… he’s already richer than BILL GATES™… there is real authenticity in his participation here. Sign on, put your name on the shingle… because it’s a quality project that you want to be involved with. Pristine motive; speaks highly of not only Nimoy but also the movie we’re going to get in 2009.

I suppose that perhaps I did have something to say to Nimoy after all.

71. Garovorkin - March 5, 2008

Hey Nimoy is cool, it will fun to see him play Spock one last time and I think for most of us it will be bitter sweet, In a way it will be a passing of the torch.
The final end of an era so to speak.

72. Spocko - March 5, 2008

That would be funny to if Leonard called Abrams when he was starting out to say “I offer my services as science officer.”

73. Jai1138 - March 5, 2008

One correction — it was SUTTON Place stationary. Sorry.

74. CDR Gary Barclay Chief Security Officer USS Endeavour & First Officer Starbase 06 - March 5, 2008

You have been and always shall be Spock.

75. OR Coast Trekkie - March 5, 2008

Thanks for the blog entry Mr. Nimoy.

76. Morn Speaks - March 5, 2008

Mr. Nimoy is a class act.

77. Katie G. - March 5, 2008

Re: #35/47/48. Scott Xavier

I’ve had a busy day…

Hey Scott – – Don’t rain on my parade!!

Actually I feel sorry for you. Something obviously is bothering you. What you are seeing here is joy, excitement, sadness, camaraderie and a little bit of child-like awe – – and maybe you don’t understand it.

It’s hard to explain. I don’t know why I am so fond of this man. I never met him. But he created (personified) a character I just love, on screen. Don’t know why I like “Spock” so much. Don’t understand why I enjoy Star Trek so much. Couldn’t tell you. But I do. And apparently so do THOUSANDS of others. Why do you want to pour a bucket of cold water on us? To put out the fire of our passion? To make us feel as miserable as you feel? To make us “get real”? Well, gotta tell ya, I’ve had a ton of ‘reality’ and am quite aware of what’s real and what’s not. It’s just nice to take a break from reality once in a while to make life bearable.

Maybe you mistake our “affection” for blind idol worship. Anyone with a brain knows the man isn’t perfect. Our adulation doesn’t mean we applaud any so-called wrong-doings he’s allegedly done. In case you are not familiar with this saying, it goes –

” He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone…”

I dropped mine in the dirt long ago and I think it’s about time you did too. You’ll be glad you did. Hope you find something that brings you joy – – even if it is as a little child. Without that we grow old.

Take care, Scott.

kg

78. DonQHotay - March 6, 2008

I think it is incredibly fitting that Mr. Nimoy once more take on the role that he is most known for playing…he has come out of retirement to do so, and will make a nice final portrayal to officially end his career on. While I, for one, am sorry to see him retire from acting it is…pardon the pun… logical for him to do so, in order for him to concentrate on other creative endeavors that may have very little-if anything at all-to do with acting.
I do hope that Mr. Nimoy could be enticed to once more come out of retirement if the proper role presents itself…say, perhaps, playing our favorite half-Vulcan again. But I will not hold my breath.
From all that I have read here at TrekMovie.com, this definitely will be a perfect final gift to all his fans.

79. . - March 6, 2008

Thanks for the blog, Mr. Nimoy. It’s always nice to hear your point of view. You will always be my favorite.

God bless.

80. drcancerman - March 6, 2008

Thanks Mr. Nimoy!
I think the most logical conclusion of what I’m saying is… I won’t miss this film, and i can’t wait to see you on the big screen again!

81. DFG333 - March 6, 2008

Oh poor you ScottXavier, your bitter and twisted. There’s a lot of anger going on inside you.

I was only 13 years old when first read ‘I am not Spock.,’ and knew exactly what he was saying. I never was offend. Yes he’s know for that part but he’s ok with it.

And if you think he’s not done much, then go here http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000559/

There’s so many awful things going on in the world today, so why can’t he have loyal fans or people to admire him as an actor, director, photographer, musician, etc.

I’m not much of Shatner fan but I’d never put down his fans or him down on a public board, even if I wanted too. And regarding Mr Nimoy not been on shat roast, he might not of liked that type of show or maybe he was just busy doing other things. It’s really not our business to know this anyway. And if you had seen the very, funny advert they both did together before it was broad casted you may understand why.

I just like to add once again, Thank you Mr Nimoy for taking the time out for this blog.

May you all here on this board Live Long and Prosper.

82. Miss PeeWee - March 6, 2008

Dear Leonard:

It’s so nice to hear from you again on the progress of the movie. :)

I’m glad that you’re having a wonderful time, and next May is going to be a blast!

Take Care,

83. Brandon - March 6, 2008

Thanks for the report, Mr. Nimoy. It does fans’ hearts good to hear these things from you.

84. AJ - March 6, 2008

We’re now all waiting for Book Three of the Trilogy, “I am (not) Spock III: Quinto is Spock.”

85. ensign joe - March 6, 2008

#77 Well said Katie G.

86. Jon - March 6, 2008

Leonard Nimoy is a gracious and genuine individual! Not only was I able to shake hands with Mr. Nimoy at a Minneapolis convention last year ( I was seated right behind him in a dining room :0), but I was also able to ask him a question regarding the use of Star Trek in my curriculum as a high school Language Arts teacher. Even though we know they (the actors) are not the characters they portray, I do insist that a part of them is like their character: intelligent, compassionate, warm and insightful–all of which and more–Mr. Spock and Mr. Nimoy have in common! He is and ever shall be…one of my favorite actors!

87. Iowagirl - March 6, 2008

Venom against the actors who did a terrific and forever memorable job vitalizing those wonderful characters is misplaced and uncalled for.

Nimoy’s endorsement alone won’t change my personal attitude towards the new film. But it’s great to hear and see that he’s still alive and kicking at almost 77 – same holds true for Shatner.

Their ST accomplishments should be held in high regard.

88. Jorg Sacul - March 6, 2008

I had the extreme pleasure of being a backstage security guard for Mr. Nimoy at Starbase Indy. While his contract stated that he wasn’t to be talked to or approached while backstage, he was very friendly and engaging with we who were working back there. As he left he shook my hand, which, I have to say, was probably one of the coolest “Trekkie” moments of my fan life.

Thanks for the memories, Mr. Nimoy, both in the past and for the future!

89. ds-9 fan - March 6, 2008

- Who is mr. Spock…?

90. Garovorkin - March 6, 2008

#88 Jorge you actually got to meet the man himself? I envy you. Every interview ive ever seen with him gave me the impression that he is genuinely nice guy.

91. Fansince9 - March 6, 2008

#77 – Amen, and well said!

Mr. Nimoy —

We love you, and it’s great to hear from you. Thanks for your blog.
God bless!

92. MARIAN C. - March 6, 2008

….Anyway…soon he will leave in space like … G.R…..or maybe not…

93. MARIAN C. - March 6, 2008

-I’m still waiting a sequel.. a normal timeline…

94. Jorg Sacul - March 6, 2008

#90 It was a good time to be a “red shirt” :-)

One of our cable TV stations is running the Mission:Impossible series, which my 12 year old daughter had no interest in, until I said to her, “See that guy there called Paris? He played Mr. Spock.” From that point on, she was wrapped up in the show. Now if only I could find the “In Search Of” series!

95. John Trumbull - March 6, 2008

Always great to hear from Leonard Nimoy.

I’ve noticed in recent photos that Mr. Nimoy seems to be keeping his hair rather short these days — too short for Spock’s trademark hairstyle, apparently. Will we be seeing the famous Spock bangs in the movie?

96. Batts - March 6, 2008

I just enjoy hearing Nimoy speak. Every now and then i go to youtube and watch his Star Trek memories. Shatner said that he has a teacherish quality in him and that is what he brought to the Spock character. One of my main reasons why I enjoy Spock is because in reality there are times you have to take a logical unemotional approach to matters in order to see them for what they are!!!

I dont think anyone can ever replace him. A character that has survived basically since 1965!! Quinto, my boy! Zach!! You got your work cut out for you!!

97. mntrekfan - March 6, 2008

What I can’t wait for, is to see Mr. Nimoy as Spock in some pics. Or a brief scene in a trailer. It’ll give me goosebumps!

98. maggy - March 6, 2008

Hi as I run Leonard’s fan club I got to hear about the comments of 48
I am sitting here wearing my ‘ears’ , the picture of spock above my desk, the vulcan robes a little worn after all that sitting watching endless re-runs of the episodes before off to bed in the basement of my parents house…..well no actually I am busy sorting out charity donations, getting the newsletters ready to mail all over the world to our members and replying to the many emails we get from the media and fans interested in the man 48 seems to be so obsessed with…May I recommend he saves all that energy and go do some charity work, he’d feel so much better about himself, and maybe then he’d understand what trekkers really do.
Oh and by the way check out the Nimoy Foundation

99. Irish Trekki - March 6, 2008

#88
You…….. met…… Spock………?

Anyone else met any Trek Cast? Only out of curiosity!

100. Go Spock! - March 6, 2008

Thank you so much for writing here Mr. Nimoy!
Can’t wait to see you and co. on the silver screen next year!

101. Victor Hugo - March 6, 2008

“I look forward to appearing at the conventions in the near future.”

Spoken like a true gentleman! Thank you Mr.Nimoy!

BTW, thanks again for your visit here in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2003!

102. trekee - March 6, 2008

@10 – Harry

Less is more.

(Well, you know, under some circumstances anyway…)

I think it’s really nice to see Leonard Nimoy so obviously comfortable with being Spock these days. He can protest as much as he likes now, but in the 70s he really wasn’t happy with the typecasting and he obviously wanted to do a lot more. Now that he has gone on to direct, photograph and perform non Spocky roles, I think he can now go back and wear Spock like a favourite suit now and have none of that old baggage.

And yeah, it does seem like a much bigger part than perhaps we initially thought.

Peace and Long Life, sure enough….

103. Katie G. - March 6, 2008

Last weekend my friend brought over a “Bonanza” DVD and we played “Guess The Actor”. When I realized who it was, I squealed like a little girl. It was a very young Leonard Nimoy. The episode was entitled “The Ape” and Nimoy played a young con man who got money from his female partner’s sleezy flirting with the wealthier men who came in. (She called one of them a big “ape”.) Nimoy was so handsome. Couldn’t have been very old. He looked like he was in his early 20’s. Very distinguished looking. It was great!

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104. Jeannie spock - March 9, 2008

When I heard Nimoy’s voiceover in the trailer for the new movie I got goosebumps. Wow! I’m over 60 and still have a crush on Spock.
Quinto will be good I think, but there will only ever be one Spock – Leonard Nimoy. I think there may well be a final death scene in the movie – I don’t think I will be able to cope with that.
Thanks for the blog Leonard and peace be with you.

105. The Vulcanista - March 10, 2008

Once again, thanks for the blog, Mr. Nimoy! We geeks and geekalas do appreciate your comments!

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

106. Lawman - March 11, 2008

re: #35. Obviously the poster is not genius either as he can’t use the word “their” in its proper context.

107. Devorah - March 15, 2008

On March 20, 2008 Spock will beam-in as part of “Mirror Universe,” an art exhibition of Star Trek inspired works by Devorah Sperber which includes a life sized interpretation of Spock “beaming-in” the gallery, constructed from 25,000+ colored beads.

Gallery web site: http://www.carengolden.com

Images and text: http://www.devorahsperber.com/caren_golden_show_3_08/index.html

108. Yee Brienza - October 26, 2010

You are the man ! Nice article Good luck dude . see you again tomorrow

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