Leonard Nimoy may be getting ready to re-retire from acting, but that does not mean that he is going away. In fact, the original Spock has become the latest Star Trek celebrity to join Twitter, giving fans a new way to keep in touch. And Nimoy is already giving Fringe updates and Twitter-bantering with William Shatner and Zachary Quinto.
The Real Nimoy on Twitter
The popular social networking site Twitter has also become a way for celebrities to keep in touch with their fans, including many prominent Star Trek celebrities like Wil Wheaton and William Shatner. And in the last week, Leonard Nimoy had joined in with the account TheRealNimoy (twitter.com/TheRealNimoy). The choice of name is actually because someone else has taken ‘LeonardNimoy’, however TrekMovie has confirmed with Mr. Nimoy that TheRealNimoy is really him and he is trying to get Twitter to get rid of the ‘fake’ LeonardNimoy account.
Nimoy’s Twitter account profile states:
Name leonard Nimoy
Location mostly Los Angeles
Bio Born in Boston.Went to Hollywood at 18. 16 years later cast as Spock in Star Trek http://www.etsy.com/shop/SecretSelves
Nimoy has already got into the hang of things, providing updates on where he is (like flying in and out of Vancouver to shoot on Fringe), and he is even throwing out the Trek references, such as two tweets from earlier today: "Spock’s travels. April 10-12, Vancouver. April 15 Colorado Springs , April 23 home to Vulcan, April 24,25 Calgary Comic Con LLAP" and "The good of the many outweighs the good of the few, or the one. LLAP" and
And Leonard is already Tweeting with his buddies. Here is an exchange from this afternoon:
TheRealNimoy: @WilliamShatner Hey Bil. Leonard here. Following you. Hope to see you soon
WilliamShatner: Leonard, following me is a good idea. Seeing me is a better idea. I’ll take you out to dinner soon. My best, Bill
ZacharyQuinto: @WilliamShatner @TheRealNimoy as long as you invite spock jr. it’s only logical.
To keep in touch with Leonard, check out twitter.com/TheRealNimoy and start following.
More Star Trek celebs on Twitter
Here is a verified list of Star Trek actor celebrities on Twitter (not including ‘guest stars’).The list is sorted by followers. Click the links to see their Twitter Page.
(April 8th 2010)
And of course, if you want to follow TrekMovie (with a mere 8,130 followers), go to twitter.com/TrekMovie/
If there are any other Trek celebs not on the list, let us know in the comments below.