Leonard Nimoy passes away February 27, 2015by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Nimoy , 116 comments
TrekMovie is deeply saddened to report that Leonard Nimoy passed away this morning at home in Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Leonard announced last year that he had the disease, which he attributed to years of heavy smoking decades ago.
The New York Times‘ obituary can be read here.
We’ll have more later.
Leonard Nimoy hospitalized with chest pains February 23, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: Nimoy , 110 comments
Earlier today, website TMZ reported that Leonard Nimoy, cultural icon and a pillar of the Star Trek franchise, had been taken to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles last Thursday after complaining of severe chest pains. According to TMZ, Nimoy has been “in and out of hospitals multiple times” recently.
Leonard Nimoy: Would Be ‘Happy’ To Join Star Trek 2016 + Looking Forward To ‘Conversation’ With Bob Orci October 6, 2014by Carole Malson , Filed under: Nimoy,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed
One of the highlights of Destination Star Trek 3 held in London over the weekend, was the rare opportunity to speak with Leonard Nimoy. On Sunday the original Spock appearing via Skype to a select crowd, and it made for a very intimate talk. The Star Trek legend sang, joked and even talked about the 2016 Star Trek movie and its director Roberto Orci. More details below.Celebrity,Nimoy,Shatner,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Last week we reported on how Volkswagen Germany was teasing a Star Trek-themed promotional campaign featuring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Well today that campaign launched and you can watch the TV commercial, web promos and some behind the scenes videos as well. Check it all out belowCelebrity,Nimoy,Shatner,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Shatner and Nimoy are teaming up again! Volkswagen Germany is teasing a new Star Trek-themed campaign that will feature both Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. Get more details below. [UPDATED with new video tease from Nimoy]Nimoy,Rumor,Shatner,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,TrekMovie.com , comments closed
Since reported yesterday the rumor about the possibility of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy appearing in the next Star Trek film has set fandom ablaze with speculation. Much of the discussion has focused particularly Shatner, and now he has weighed in on it, as has Roberto Orci. See what they have to say below…
Watch: Leonard Nimoy Sings “Plato’s Stepchildren” Song + Talks ‘Up and Down’ Roddenberry Relationship & more September 11, 2014by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Nimoy,TOS , comments closed
Even though Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy has "retired" from going to conventions, he can still beam into them thanks to the magic of Skype. This was the treat that fans at Salt Lake City Comic Con enjoyed over the weekend. TrekMovie.com was there, so you get to as well. We previewed a clip from the event on Monday and today we present the full highlights of his talk. Watch it below
StarTrek48: Watch Leonard Nimoy Talk About How Roddenberry’s Lieutenant Led To Spock Casting September 8, 2014by Jared Whitley , Filed under: History,Nimoy,TOS , comments closed
As part of our celebration of Star Trek’s birthday we have TrekMovie video from the weekend’s Salt Lake City Comic Con where Leonard Nimoy beamed in via Skype and talked about how he got cast in Star Trek following his appearance on Gene Roddenberry’s previous show The Lieutenant. We also have clip of that episode. Watch it all below.
Koenig: Leonard Nimoy Fought To Get Nichelle Nichols Pay Equity For ‘Star Trek’ + Nimoy Confirms July 31, 2014by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Nimoy,TOS , comments closed
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.
Happy Birthday. Surely, the best of times. March 26, 2014by 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:
Living long and prospering. Great family and friends and 100’s of honorary grandchildren. Many. Many thanks. LN
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) March 26, 2014
He also received a message from an old friend of his:
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Happy Birthday to my dear friend @TheRealNimoy
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 26, 2014
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.
Khan30: New Video of Leonard Nimoy Talking About Last Minute Change To His Final Scene In TWOK June 21, 2012by 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.
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.
Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek: TMP Left Franchise As ‘Beached Whale’ + He Is ‘Played Out’ As Spock May 23, 2012by 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.
Watch: Leonard Nimoy’s BU Convocation Address – Talks About Being ‘Scared’ To Take Role of Spock May 21, 2012by 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.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.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.
Nimoy: Star Trek Sequel Doesn’t Need Me May 11, 2012by 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.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.
Leonard Nimoy Reveals Concern Star Trek (and Vulcan Ears) Would Make Him ‘Punch Line’ [VIDEO] May 9, 2012by 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.