Leonard Nimoy Joins Star Trek Online Voice Cast – Watch Behind The Scenes Nimoy Video

Today is turning out to be a busy day for STO news as we have a second (and very exciting) update. Star Trek’s original Spock Leonard Nimoy is joining the other Spock (Zachary Quinto) and lending his voice to the game. Atari has released a behind the scenes video of Nimoy recording for the game, which you can watch below.


Nimoy lends his voice to Star Trek Online

From the video below it appears that Nimoy is narrating the back story for Star Trek Online, which has been outlined on the official site.  

In a statement, Nimoy said of his involvement:

I’m happy to be involved with Star Trek Online. In this game, the essence of Star Trek — exploration and adventure — lives long and prospers. I’m pleased that a whole new generation of fans will be able to discover new frontiers in the Star Trek universe.

Nimoy joins Star Trek’s new Spock Zachary Quinto, who is providing the voice for the EMH who will guide you through the game’s tutorial. In case you missed it, here is that video.


STO is coming February 2nd, 2010
You can pick pre-order Star Trek Online at Amazon.

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JJ Savard
December 21, 2009 3:00 pm

This will be AWESOME!

Commander Crooner
December 21, 2009 3:03 pm

More Awesomness! I hope this game lives up to the hype!

Naver Drol
December 21, 2009 3:04 pm


December 21, 2009 3:06 pm

Sweet. I can’t wait for this game to come out.

December 21, 2009 3:21 pm

Very exciting.

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
December 21, 2009 3:24 pm

WOW!!!!. Spock Himself. I like this Game. It’s Exciting!!!!!!.

December 21, 2009 3:28 pm

Yeah, I think I am hooked as well.

I have to decide if STO can co-mingle with WoW, or if I will eventually send my old high-level friends in Azeroth packing.

It’s not clear yet when WoW’s next package “Cataclysm” is being released, but if it’s not soon, STO may become far more interesting.

December 21, 2009 3:34 pm

Now this will be good voice acting :)

Charla a long time STAR TREK FAN
December 21, 2009 3:41 pm

I’m in!!! Can’t wait!

December 21, 2009 4:19 pm

it’s too bad they won’t have a seperate EMh-like guide ala Quinto’s character…then they could interact with each other.

New Horizon
December 21, 2009 4:30 pm

You know, with all the interest in Trek now, it would be a great time for some company to resurrect the canceled “Vulcan Fury” game from a few years back…you know, the one with all of the original cast playing their characters. What a waste that was when they canceled it.

December 21, 2009 4:34 pm

“exploration and adventure”

????? Looks like ‘splosions.

The Gorn Identity
December 21, 2009 4:45 pm

First Quinto and now Nimoy? Wow…this is turning out to be a pretty stellar project.

December 21, 2009 4:48 pm

This is great, but where’s the Shat?

"Check the Circuit!"
December 21, 2009 4:54 pm

The Shat probably demanded too much money or wouldn’t agree to a cameo.

December 21, 2009 5:15 pm

This is great news. More Trek actors doing VOs for STO, please.

December 21, 2009 5:56 pm

Well, that clinches it. I can not WAIT to get my hands on this game.

In all honesty… if Leonard Nimoy narrated something, I’d play it. Just for him.

#15– William Shatner narrated another Trek game. NOT as Kirk, just as narrator at the top of each mission.
So… I’m not sure where your statement is grounded?

December 21, 2009 6:38 pm

this news just gave me goosebumps. nimoy plus quinto. and there is only one missing ingredient; stewart!

December 21, 2009 7:19 pm

Shatner has done several Trek games, three in 2006 alone, and many years ago he was even filmed as Kirk for the game Starfleet Academy. Best of all he joined the entire TOS cast in voicing the classic adventure games Star Trek: 25th Anniversary and Star Trek: Judgment Rites, both of which deserve to be remade with modern graphics so a new generation can enjoy them.

December 21, 2009 8:04 pm

I like this news! It’s exciting!

@19: I loved those games — I used to play them all the time! I lost the star map, though, so I had to go to random planets and spent 90% of my gameplay time being blown up by Klingons. :)

December 21, 2009 9:22 pm

That’s right, I forgot about Starfleet Academy! And I bought it at an antique shop back in March, lol.

I only have Star Trek: Encounters for the PS2 with him doing the narration, so that’s the one I was referring to. I love the game, once you get past the damn training mission at the beginning. That just pissed me off to no end. (Shattered Universe on the other hand…. I hate that game with a fiery passion. You work for Sulu, and it’s the hardest game I’ve ever played, except for The Lost World: Jrassic Park. But now I’m rambling, lol)

I didn’t know 25th Anniversary had any voices in it? Are you talking about the SNES game or is there another one?

December 21, 2009 9:57 pm

@21: There was a PC version on floppies (LOL retro!) and the special edition CD with the voices.

Justice Boy
December 21, 2009 11:28 pm

Starfleet Academy was my favorite game of all time until Bridge Commander came out.

Shatner not only lent his voice, but acted on video in many cut-scenes and mission briefings & endings for SFA.

After I completed the game, I even bought another copy of it on ebay because it came with a pewter figure!

December 21, 2009 11:40 pm

so, will thiss be on a game console by the time of launch or is this just a pc title?