Late March is always a special time for Star Trek fans as just days after celebrating the birthday of William Shater we then celebrate the Birthday of Leonard Nimoy, born just four days after his friend Bill. Today Mr. Nimoy turns 81 and we here at TrekMovie wish him the happiest of birthdays.
Wishing Leonard Nimoy Happy Birthday is Only Logical
As Star Trek fans we cannot fail to recognize the impact the man has had on the franchise we love so much. He was there at the beginning, and his was the only character carried over from the original pilot "The Cage." His Mr. Spock became iconic with the franchise and from the beginning he was helping shape the character, as this video interview demostrates.
Mr. Nimoy then helped shape the success of the franchise in the 80s by directing two of the successful Star Trek films of that decade (Star Trek II and Star Trek IV). And Star Trek IV was the most successful Star Trek film until 2009 with JJ Abrams Star Trek, a film again relied on Mr. Nimoy’s Spock to bridge the gap and help re-launch the franchise for yet another generation. This video shows how Mr. Nimoy helped bridge that gap with the new Mr. Spock, Zachary Quinto.
But of course there is much more to Mr. Nimoy than Mr. Spock. He is an accomplished photographer, director, actor, writer and more. This video features Mr. Nimoy talking about some of the highlights of his career.
Trek celebs join the b-day wishes
Star Trek co-stars and vets are also wishing Mr. Nimoy a happy birthday today including Twitter wishes from William Shatner, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner and Nichelle Nichols.
And Mr. Nimoy has expressed his thanks for all those wishing him a happy birthday on Twitter.
Don’t forget about Nimoy as ‘Tiny Spock’ on this week’s Big Bang Theory
Leonard Nimoy comes out of retirement again this week, providing the voice of Sheldon’s Mr. Spock action figure in this weeks The Big Bang Theory.