Today we have a special Kirk and Spock edition of CelebWatch, or make that Kirks and Spocks. We have William Shatner selling his new "Weird" show Cannes, Leonard Nimoy wrapping on Fringe (and acting forever?), new details on Chris Pine’s Jack Ryan movie, and some more Zachary Quinto sightings in NYC.
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.
Much has been reported about the special mentoring relationship between the the Spocks of the 2009 Star Trek movie, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. So far it looks like Leonard Nimoy is serious about handing things off to Quinto for the sequel, and going (back) into retirement. But a new comment from Quinto suggests the young actor may not be ready to let go.
Leonard Nimoy has recently spoke about his retirement from acting, but it appears he did find time to fit in some voice work for a Transformers video game. Nimoy, who also recently provided voice work for Star Trek Online, will be featured in the upcoming Activision game "Transformers: War for Cybertron". UPDATE: Apparently this is a rumor and has been denied by Activision.
On this day in 1931, Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston, MA. So it is only logical that TrekMovie wishes the original Mr. Spock a happy 79th birthday today. Mr. Nimoy has lived long and prospered, and if you want to learn all about it, you can watch a 4-hour interview below.
The small town of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada has been capitalizing on it’s Trek-ish name for the last couple of decades, and now they have made it official. Vulcan has now been deemed the ‘Official Star Trek Capital of Canada.’ The town is planning a number of events to celebrate, including a visit from Leonard Nimoy. All the details below.
Leonard Nimoy came out of retirement to appear as Spock one more time in the 2009 Star Trek movie. JJ Abrams was also able to convince him to appear on his TV show Fringe (where he will appear again later this season). However, in a new interview the actor states that these roles are likely his last. Details below.
As reported yesterday, Leonard Nimoy will be attending the Emerald City Comic Con this weekend in Seattle, WA. There is another good interview with the actor promoting the event, where he discusses his past and future with Star Trek, Fringe and how he isn’t going to be attending conventions after 2010. Excerpts below.
This weekend Leonard Nimoy will be appearing at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. The original Spock has done a couple of interviews with the local Seattle media to promote the event, where he talked about handing off his role to Zachary Quinto, why he still goes to cons, and if he thinks Star Trek was ‘robbed’ at the Oscars. Excerpts below.
Recently it was revealed that Star Trek TNG’s Wil Wheaton will be returning to the CBS hit geek comedy Big Bang Theory, but could Leonard Nimoy be next? If the show’s producers have their way, we could see Sheldon meet his hero, the original Spock.
Star Trek’s Spock Prime, Leonard Nimoy, is helping promote the new Star Trek Online game (in which he does some voice work — see previous article). The USA Today has a great interview with the actor where he talks about the game, the enduring popularity of Star Trek, favorite scenes and more, including Star Trek sequel. Excerpts below.
When you first launch Star Trek Online you will be treated to an introduction to game narrated by Leonard Nimoy which explains some of the back-story and ties it into the 2009 Star Trek movie. This intro was one of the last elements of the game added to the beta over last weekend, and so a few fans captured it and put it online. Check it out below.
Yesterday it was first revealed that Leonard Nimoy had joined the voice cast for the upcoming Atari MMORPG Star Trek Online. Today they have put out a press release that reveals some more details about Nimoy’s role in the game, and confirming that he is portraying the original Spock.
Today is turning out to be a busy day for STO news as we have a second (and very exciting) update. Star Trek’s original Spock Leonard Nimoy is joining the other Spock (Zachary Quinto) and lending his voice to the game. Atari has released a behind the scenes video of Nimoy recording for the game, which you can watch below.
There has been much written connecting President Barack Obama to Star Trek, spurred on by Obama’s own references to the franchise. In a new feature article today, the AP draws a specific comparison between the President and Star Trek’s Mr. Spock. The article also has comments from the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy, and Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci, excerpts below.
One of the fan highlights for the new Star Trek movie was Leonard Nimoy coming out of retirement to play Spock Prime TrekMovie talked to Mr. Nimoy at the Star Trek DVD/Blu-ray release party to see if he thinks he might have one more in him, to check up on that invite he gave William Shatner to watch the movie together, and more. [UPDATE: The video embed is fixed now]
The original Spock (aka ‘Spock Prime’), Leonard Nimoy is returning to his home town of Boston this weekend to attend The New England Fan Experience. And Boston is so proud of their native son, that they are declaring Saturday (November 14th) "Leonard Nimoy Day". We have the text of the proclamation below, plus some new comments from the actor.
Today Paramount held a press event in LA for their fall home video releases, including Star Trek. One of the Q&A sessions was with Star Trek director JJ Abrams who, in addition to questions about DVD and Blu-ray sets, ended up talking about the Star Trek sequel, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nick Meyer, and more. Get all the details below.
Tonight Leonard Nimoy returns to Fringe as William Bell in the episode "Momentum Deferred" (FOX: 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Today FOX released a transcript with this week’s conference call with Nimoy, where he talks about the role and also his other JJ Abrams collaboration, Star Trek. We have some of the more interesting excerpts below, plus a special video all about William Bell.
Tomorrow night Leonard Nimoy returns to television for his second appearance on the FOX show Fringe, the show created by the Star Trek team of JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. We have more details, a first look, a promo video and some excerpts with a new interview by the actor below.
This morning DragonCon kicked off in Altanta, and the first event in the impressive Star Trek schedule was an appearance by the original Kirk and Spock, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Reports are coming in apparently the new Star Trek movie was the focus for the pair speaking to a crowd of over 2000. We have a summary and some video below.
The biggest fan run convention is DragonCon in Atlanta, and every Labor Day weekend they have an impressive dedicated ‘TrekTrak’. This year is no exception with a huge line-up of Trek celebs including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Kate Mulgrew and Patrick Stewart. Plus there are a number of Trek related activities and panels and more celebs, details below.
Dan Madsen, the founder of the former official Star Trek fan club and Star Trek Communicator Magazine, has an excellent new interview with Spock Prime himself, Leonard Nimoy. The interview covers a lot of ground, including where Nimoy sees himself in the future of the franchise.
Last night the 35th annual Saturn Awards were held in Los Angeles honoring the world of science fiction. The big winner of the night was The Dark Knight, with Star Trek eligible for next year’s awards. But Trek was still there as Leonard Nimoy was given a lifetime achievement award, presented by JJ Abrams, who also made some comments about the next Star Trek film.
Since Comic Con 2007 one of the greatest sources of comfort for Trek fans was knowing that Leonard Nimoy had decided to come out of retirement for this new Star Trek. In a new exclusive interview with TrekMovie we talk to the original Spock about returning to the role, fan concerns about canon, Shatner, Fringe, Quinto’s Spock and much more. [interview contains SPOILERS]
Back home from his global tour promoting Star Trek, JJ Abrams came to the Paley Festival in LA tonight to talk about his TV show Fringe, and he brought along his fellow Star Trek/Fringe team of Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Bryan Burk, along with show stars Anna Torv, John Noble and Joshua Jackson. One of the subjects of the Q&A was Leonard Nimoy. [FRINGE spoilers below]
Leonard Nimoy is headed to another JJ Abrams production, this time on the small screen. EW is reporting that Nimoy will appear as what could be a recurring character on Fringe, the genre show created and produced by the same team who are bringing us the new Star Trek movie. This is big news for fans of Fringe and of Star Trek, and huge news for fans of both. [more below, including FRINGE spoilers]
Today, Leonard Nimoy is 78. His thoughtfulness and dedication to his art is a big reason for the popularity of Spock. He has entertained Star Trek fans for more than 40 years, creating a cultural icon with a character we are all delighted to see again on the big screen this year. However, his career is more than Spock, starting nearly 60 years ago. TrekMovie sends its best wishes to Leonard on his birthday with this collection of some of his performances during his many decades as an entertainer.
After two decades, and passing on previous offers, Leonard Nimoy returns to the role of Spock in the new Star Trek movie. In an interview in the new SciFi Now Magazine (#26), the actor talks about the state of the franchise, his approach to the role, the new actors, working with Quinto and more. Nimoy also talks a bit about an interesting scene in the film. See excerpts & spoilers below.
It has been a busy week for the stars of the Star Trek movie. Below we have excerpts of Zoe Saldana (Uhura) and Leonard Nimoy (Spock Prime) talking about the new film, plus Chris Pine’s turn at Kirk has already garnered him a film industry honor. We also have more on what’s up with Zachary Quinto (Spock), Simon Pegg (Scotty), and Eric Bana (Nero) below.