Leonard Nimoy To Visit Star Trek Sequel Set

Leonard Nimoy is headed back to the set of a Star Trek movie – but this time he is coming as a visitor. Today the original Spock actor tweeted about his plans for a trip to the set of JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel, currently in production. Details below.


Nimoy to return to the Star Trek set (for a visit)

Today Leonard Nimoy sent out the following tweet about visiting the set of the Star Trek movie.

This is actually not Nimoy’s first tweet about the film, last week he sent out the following after the official announcement of the production start.

It is certain the cast and crew will be delighted to see Mr. Nimoy again after working with him on the 2009 Star Trek movie where his Spock helped tie together the original "prime" universe with the new movie universe.

Leonard Nimoy in 2009 "Star Trek" – report says he and his fellow original series stars will not be seen in the sequel



Star Trek set popular spot for a visit

Even though JJ Abrams famously runs a tight ship to maintain secrecy, there still have been a good number of high profile set visits to his last Star Trek production. The 2009 Star Trek film saw set visits from Trek vets Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Majel Barrett Roddenberry and Jonathan Frakes. Before production started director JJ Abrams also had lunch with William Shatner and George Takei. Other Hollywood luminaries also dropped by the set, including Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg.


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The Great Bird of the Galaxy lives!
January 26, 2012 4:39 pm

Awesome- I hope he brings the ‘feel’ back to the set.

January 26, 2012 4:46 pm


Wink your eye if Khan is in the sequel.

January 26, 2012 4:47 pm

Hope they sneak him into the background of a scene. :)

January 26, 2012 4:50 pm

That would be cool if Kirk did fight a Gorn and Michael Giacchino could do a updated Da, Da, Da Da, Da Da fight music.

Dee - lvs moon' surface
January 26, 2012 4:54 pm

Oh how I would love to see it ……

And the inevitable question …. will be invited Mr. Shatner, too?………

:-) ;-)

January 26, 2012 4:54 pm

It’ll be nice to have him around to kinda give his blessing.

January 26, 2012 4:54 pm

Yeahhhhhhh please return Spock Prime…Orci comfirm the appearance in the movie.

January 26, 2012 5:02 pm

@8 Priceless idea, Anthony

January 26, 2012 5:05 pm

Also, Giacchino tweeted that he is going to visit the set today.

January 26, 2012 5:08 pm

Just got the sad news of Dick Tufeld’s death. I know he was on a rival network and series at the time but as his human sidekick would say, “Oh the pain!”

Trek Lover
January 26, 2012 5:08 pm

Do I smell “Cameo”??

January 26, 2012 5:12 pm

Will Spock’s father be in the sequel? Maybe old Spock could meet his Father in the sequel this time since his Father just caught a glimpse of him last time.

Capt Crash
January 26, 2012 5:15 pm

It is nice that LN was invited to the set, but you know his presence will be blown all out of proportion with rumors and speculation that he is now in the movie!!!!!!

Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup
January 26, 2012 5:45 pm

Perhaps, if they were filming a crowd for some reason, they could stick him in there. Or he could be one of the Vulcan elders.

Plz, Mr. Nimoy? \\//

Sebastian S.
January 26, 2012 5:48 pm

I think it’d be great if he were in a background shot… even in full Spock makeup. The Spock-prime character still exists. I think it’d be a nice wink to the fans.

But of course, I certainly wouldn’t blame Nimoy for not wanting to endure the makeup for the sake of being a glorified extra…

January 26, 2012 6:11 pm

Put Shatner in this movie before he dies! Avoid the disgrace of rejuvenating Star Trek but leaving the legend out of it!

(I can’t help it)

USS Enterprise C
January 26, 2012 6:17 pm

I agree, make Nimoy an easter egg in the movie! Bob, are you listening? Great opportunity here…

January 26, 2012 6:17 pm

My easter egg wish- Shatner in drag!

January 26, 2012 6:31 pm

I can only hope his ‘visit’ requires wardrobe and make-up…


In The Know
January 26, 2012 6:43 pm

You know Spocks grandfather has never been addressed.

January 26, 2012 6:47 pm

So glad, Mr. Nimoy was invited! How wonderful! I’d be even happier if he was in the movie, even for a cameo.

Commdore Mike of the Terran Empire
January 26, 2012 6:55 pm

I would not be surprised if Nimoy would do a brief scene in the new Trek as Prime Spock. I hope that happens. I know Bob Orci will never reveal that.

Commdore Mike of the Terran Empire
January 26, 2012 6:56 pm

Hey Anthony Pascale . Heard anything from Bob Orci about using your name in the new Trek Movie.

Commdore Mike of the Terran Empire
January 26, 2012 7:12 pm

Hey Anthony. last year on a thred bob Asked this.

An array? A dish? – Orci asks fans a deflector question

TrekMovie contacted Orci and asked if there is any feedback the team would like fan feedback on right now. Bob sent in the following query:

What would the general consensus be on the proper name for the main deflector dish?

That is an interesting question. The dish seen on all Starfleet ships through Star Trek history has been referred to by many names, including “navigational deflector”, “deflector dish”, “deflector array”, and “nav deflector”.

Here is the Link to that Thred.


January 26, 2012 7:31 pm

Awesome!! :) I agree that having Niomy in the background would be one of the best gifts ever for us in this movie!! :) Or a pic of Nimoy with some of the cast would be nice too,pretty please?!! :)

January 26, 2012 7:33 pm

#17 Baroner

I agree with you 100%! Hopefully the will invite him to the set!!

January 26, 2012 7:35 pm

12. No, that’s not what I smell.

January 26, 2012 7:38 pm

Dang. Is it wrong to be jealous of Leonard Nimoy? I mean, the guy deserves it and all, but I’m still jealous.

I know any one of us would love to have an invitation like that.

January 26, 2012 7:39 pm


Get Bill and Leonard together for an easter egg scene. Post credit scene or dvd special. How about the hologram scene?? Sure that can work too.
Especially if it is a known villian. Some dialogue could be added about the villian in the birthday message. Would have been one of the best scenes of the 2009 movie

January 26, 2012 7:43 pm

24: They could easily use his name as the unit for pressure, since it already is Pascals. They could have someone say: “The pressure’s at 10 mega-Pascales!” or something.

You see what I did? The unit of pressure is spelled Pascal, but they could put that extra “e” on the end of the word in the script in honor of our very own Anthony Pascale! It’s a win-win!

January 26, 2012 7:47 pm

Tom – right on, brother. Come on Bob, Shatner is the originator of the greatest character ever conceived. No knock on Nimoy or Spock, but come on – we’re talking about JAMES T. KIRK here! How can we allow Star Trek to be reborn in such a sensationally fantastic way, and not include Shatner in it one more time before he croaks??? That’s just wrong, especially after Kirk’s absolutely LUDICROUS death in that movie that shall never again be mentioned by name. This is an injustice in the ST universe that must be righted, and you have the power to do so!

DeShonn Steinblatt
January 26, 2012 7:51 pm


Do you have any idea how much that would cost?

I'm Dead Jim!
January 26, 2012 9:02 pm

I hope someone tweets a photo of two of Nimoy’s set visit. Pleeeeeez!

January 26, 2012 10:13 pm

They truly need to add the ‘lost scene’ from the previous movie, as a bonus feature…(The scene with Kirks message to Spock).

January 26, 2012 10:16 pm

Oh almost forgot…in a ‘whimsical’ way they could have Spock, Chekov, Sulu, Uhura, and Kirk cameo as their aging selves, from that TOS episode where the commodore takes command and enter’s Romulan space…I forgot the name already…..

Commodore Adams
January 26, 2012 11:24 pm

@18. USS Enterprise C

Ha! Your name just reminded me that I watched that episode tonight, “Yesterday’s Enterprise.” Captain Garrett and the Enterprise C come into the future and change everything.

Its funny….how many similarities are taken from that episode and used in the 2009 movie.

A) A hole in space type phenomenon. (Same as the movie)
B) A ship comes through and everything instantly changes. (Same as the movie)
C) At first only one person is is aware of it Guinan (Spock in the movie)

I laugh when people complained about the new movie in 2009 when its like “Uh, they did it in Yesterday’s Enterprise.”

January 26, 2012 11:28 pm

36 a retelling of “The Dying Years” has been suggested numerous times on these boards, in fact i was the first one that i know of on here to suggest that as a way to get shatner back for the new moviea few years back , even though kirk died in generataions.

January 26, 2012 11:31 pm

oh my i must be more tired than I thought, I cant believe i said the Dying Years” i meant the Deadly Years

Spock/Uhura Fan
January 26, 2012 11:44 pm

Oh JJ (as if you read this, but on the off chance…), when Mr. Nimoy comes, it would be nice to see if he’d agree to having some of his visit filmed as a part of the behind the scenes footage for the DVD extras. Even an interview with him and Zachary sitting down and asking each other questions about their experiences would be great. It could end with Nimoy giving Zachary any advice that comes to mind. Wouldn’t hurt if you were included in part of it too, like as the host of the behind the scenes. There really couldn’t be a better person. :-)

All the best.

Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup
January 27, 2012 12:33 am

Get Shatner in ST12 so we can kill him again to make up for Generations.


Khan was Framed!
January 27, 2012 12:53 am

My iphone autocorrected the word “enjoy” to “Nimoy” the other day.

Apparently, I’m such a geek that it’s more likely that I would text about Leonard Nimoy than enjoy anything.


Anyway, I think it’s great that he’s popping by the set. I met Mr. Nimoy 2 years ago at the Vancouver con, he was amazing.

If he’s doing a cameo, I vote for one of the computer voices. A nice tie in to Search for Spock.

And Bob, please tell me that Carol Marcus is in this.

January 27, 2012 1:01 am


You are the MAN, man. I had the same thought about a month or so ago.

January 27, 2012 2:13 am

Hey, put Leonard in the movie. Some of us were upset with the destruction of Vulcan. So maybe they could write a scene where Spock meets up with Spock Prime on the new Vulcan colony. I always thought some of the best parts of the 2009 film were the Vulcan scenes.

January 27, 2012 2:14 am

33. Thank you. Whenever that gets suggested on here (or putting the scene in a theatrical re-release of Trek ’09, with the thinking that people will flock to theatres to see that scene), I think the same thing.

Nice sentiment, though.

January 27, 2012 3:13 am

Prime Spock cannot be in the movie. The new movie is (also) for those people whi have never seen a Star Trek movie before. So they would be confused to see two Spocks. Therefore Nimoy cannot play Prime Spock again.

January 27, 2012 3:24 am

Typo time: Visitors included Majel Barrett Roddenberry? I mean, know this is science fiction, but really????

January 27, 2012 3:25 am

Well Nimoy is and always will be Spock to me. Quinto was good but to me Nimoy was Spock. Although it would be great to see the real Spock again, I do think the new movie needs to move on with its own cast. The new cast need their own, even though I will prefer the original version no matter what I can still enjoy watching these new ones, even if Pegg was not Scotty and maybe Saldana made Uhura a bit too bitchy in a few scenes.

Let’s also hope these guys don’t destroy any more iconic Trek planets this time, I also hated Vulcan being destroyed in the last movie but its a parallel universe that is separate from the Trek we grew up loving.

Also why is the Khan debate going on. I mean I thought with a british actor like Benedict Cumberbatch cat then it would dispel the Khan rumours once and for all.

At least i

January 27, 2012 3:25 am

@33 DeShonn Steinblatt

Don”t know what it would cost. Lets find out. You dont think they have the budget for it?

Keachick - rose pinenut
January 27, 2012 3:57 am

#47 Yes, Majel Barrett Roddenberry was the computer voice for the Star Trek 09 movie, so I guess she must have been one of the “visitors” to the set. She died on 18 December 2008. They had already finished filming the movie by then.