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Koenig: Leonard Nimoy Fought To Get Nichelle Nichols Pay Equity For ‘Star Trek’ + Nimoy Confirms July 31, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Nimoy,TOS , 28 comments

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According to original Star Trek cast member Walter Koenig, Leonard Nimoy once fought to get Nichelle Nichols pay equity. TrekMovie checked with Mr. Nimoy and he gave us the exclusive details. More info below.

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Happy Birthday. Surely, the best of times. March 26, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Shatner,This Week In Trek,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

It is the beginning of spring here in the Western Hemisphere, which means it’s time to celebrate the birthdays of Trek royalty.

Today is the 83rd birthday of Spock Prime himself, Leonard Nimoy. Mr. Nimoy, who recently disclosed that he has a smoking-related illness called COPD isn’t letting anything slow him down. It was announced recently that he will be hosting two special “space-themed” performances by the Boston Pops in May, featuring music from many science fiction classics, including, of course, Star Trek. More information, including ticket prices, can be found at The Boston Pops website.

Mr. Nimoy took to Twitter to mark the day and to thank everyone for their good wishes:

He also received a message from an old friend of his:

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Watch: Audi Viral Video Has Zachary Quinto ‘Challening’ Leonard Nimoy May 7, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,ST09 Cast,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

The two Spocks are back together again. Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy have teamed up for a promotional video for Audi that is rife with fun Trek references (although it is not an official Paramount co-marketing thing). Watch ‘The Challenge’ below.
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Khan30: New Video of Leonard Nimoy Talking About Last Minute Change To His Final Scene In TWOK June 21, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History,Nimoy , comments closed

Over the weekend Leonard Nimoy appeared at the LA Festival to introduce and talk about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The film, which is enjoying its 30th anniversary this month, was being shown for free at an outdoor screening. Nimoy talked about how [spoiler alert] his death scene was changed at the last minute to give them an out to bring him back in the next movie. Watch the video below. Plus see how Nimoy is a little upset over how the video was edited.
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Leonard Nimoy Reprises Voice Role in Kingdom Hearts 3D Game May 31, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Games,Nimoy , comments closed

Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy just can’t seem to stay retired. Today it was announced the the actor is returning to the Kingdom Hearts game franchise to reprise his role of Master Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts 3D. 

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Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek: TMP Left Franchise As ‘Beached Whale’ + He Is ‘Played Out’ As Spock May 23, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness,TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

A couple of weeks ago we posted the first part of an LA Times video interview with Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy. The second part has just been posted online and you watch it below, where Nimoy talks about the link between Star Wars and Star Trek and even does does his impersonation of William Shatner! Most interesting, Nimoy critiques Star Trek: The Motion Picture, saying he doesn’t think of it as a Star Trek movie. He also says that he is "played out" with Spock.

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Watch: Leonard Nimoy’s BU Convocation Address – Talks About Being ‘Scared’ To Take Role of Spock May 21, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,History,Nimoy,TOS , comments closed

As reported last week, Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy returned to his home town to receive an honorary doctorate degree and give the convocation address Boston University’s College of Fine arts. As part of his address, Nimoy talked about how he was initially "scared" to take on the role of Spock. You can watch Nimoy’s full address below.

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Leonard Nimoy Talks Longevity Of Star Trek + Finding His Way In Retirement May 17, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Trek Franchise , comments closed

This weekend Star Trek legend  Leonard Nimoy will receive an honorary doctorate from Boston University. He will also be giving the convocation address at the BU College of Fine Arts. In advance of the event Nimoy spoke to the college’s newspaper about growing up in Boston, and a bit about Star Trek as well. See excerpts below.

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Laurence Luckinbill Says Leonard Nimoy Nimoy Wanted To Play Sybok In Star Trek V May 16, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History,Nimoy , comments closed

In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier we learned that Spock had a half-brother. The fully Vulcan Sybok was played by actor Laurence Luckinbill who has revealed that things were a bit icy between him and Leonard Nimoy. Apparently Nimoy wanted to play both Spock and his brother. Details below.

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Nimoy: Star Trek Sequel Doesn’t Need Me May 11, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Ever since Nimoy made an offhand comment to CNN a couple of weeks ago there has been a flurry of speculation about him being in the Star Trek sequel. In yet another interview, the Trek legend responds by saying he isn’t needed for for the sequel. More details below.

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Nimoy Talks About Visiting Sequel Set And Unsung Heroes of Star Trek May 10, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,History,Nimoy,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

In a new interview with the official Star Trek site, Trek legend Leonard Nimoy talks about his visit to the set of the Star Trek sequel (and what it means and doesn’t mean). He also talked about Walter Koenig finally getting his Hollywood star and other under recognized people in Trek.

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Leonard Nimoy Reveals Concern Star Trek (and Vulcan Ears) Would Make Him ‘Punch Line’ [VIDEO] May 9, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,History,Nimoy,TOS , comments closed

Leonard Nimoy sat down for a new video interview with the LA Times Hero Complex and the Nerdist Chanel where he talks about his photography, life as a director, meeting Jimi Hendrix, and what he thought of Star Trek before joining the series. The actor reveals that he was concerned the show (and the ears) could make him a "punch line." Watch the interview below.

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Nimoy Tweets On Star Trek Sequel Reports + Another Actor From Villain Casting Search Identified May 3, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Spoilers,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

This week has seen a lot of reporting across the web about the Star Trek sequel, including some spoiler reporting. Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy has offered some thoughts of his own on these reports on Twitter. And in other sequel news, a new report reveals another actor who was up for the role of the villain in the Star Trek sequel. See below, but spoilers are discussed.

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Did Leonard Nimoy Hint He May Appear In Star Trek Sequel? [UPDATE 2] April 27, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Since appearing in the 2009 Star Trek movie, Leonard Nimoy has supposedly re-retired from acting. However, while appearing at the landing of the Shuttle Enterprise in New York it appears the actor may have hinted another possible appearance in the 2013 sequel. [UPDATE 2 w/ video]

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Leonard Nimoy Welcomes Shuttle Enterprise To New York

by Frank Jay Gruber , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Science/Technology , comments closed

After being delayed due to weather earlier in the week, today the Space Shuttle flew (atop a 747) from Washington DC to New York City, on its way to a new home. And none other than Star Trek’s original Spock, Leonard Nimoy was there to greet it. Full report, pictures and video below.

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Clip: Leonard Nimoy Reminds Sheldon Of His Human Half On ‘Big Bang Theory’ March 26, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Leonard Nimoy is playing Spock yet another time. This Thursday Nimoy’s voice will be heard voicing a Spock action figure in Sheldon Cooper’s dream on The Big Bang Theory. And you can watch a clip of that dream below!

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Happy Birthday, Leonard Nimoy

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy , comments closed

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.

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First Pix & Video Of Leonard Nimoy’s Episode Of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ + UPDATE: Wil Wheaton Returning To TBBT March 23, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Great Links,Nimoy , comments closed

The nerdy CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory finally got their Vulcan. Next Thursday’s episode features Leonard Nimoy voicing Mr. Spock, who is haunting Sheldon. And today CBS has released a video preview and pictures of Nimoy with the cast. Check them out below. [UPDATE: Wil Wheaton reveals he is also returning to the Big Bang Theory]

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Leonard Nimoy To Finally Do Big Bang Theory Cameo February 29, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Humor,Nimoy , comments closed

Apparently Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy isn’t 100% retired yet. After year’s of trying, the producers of the nerdy CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory's have finally convinced the actor to do a cameo (of a sort) on the show. More details (and TBBT spoilers) below.

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Leonard Nimoy To Visit Star Trek Sequel Set January 26, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

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.

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