In December Leonard Nimoy will step in front of the cameras as Spock for the first time since 1991. Before he does, the original Spock is keeping active with his photography career. In a new interview regarding an upcoming photography show Mr. Nimoy spoke briefly about his return to Trek. From the article:
“It’s interesting and challenging,” Nimoy said of playing the character 16 years later. “If you accept the fact that I am older and so is the character, that is a start.”
When and where is Spock?
Spock was last seen on Romulus in the 24th century of the TNG era…over 100 years after the start of the TOS ‘5 year mission.’ (In the the two-part Next Generation episode “Unification“). Although Nimoy is clearly playing ‘older’ Spock in the new Star Trek film, it has not been revealed exactly where and when (Mr. Nimoy refused to say in his post Comic-Con interview with TrekMovie.com). However, Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci did drop a little hint in his recent interview. Here is the exchange after Orci said that the new Star Trek movie was not entirely a prequel:
TrekMovie.com: So your point is since Nimoy’s Spock would at least start well after the TOS period, then it isn’t exactly a prequel.
Roberto Orci: Exactly, Nimoy’s Spock is very much in line with canon.
So let’s venture into speculation land. If Spock is ‘older’ and ‘in line with canon’ then it would be reasonable to assume we have a post TNG Spock. To keep speculating and throwing in reported Romulan involvement, then it would be reasonable to assume that the older Spock is starts off on Romulus as well.
Last Spock sighting – TNG’s "Unification"
Get shot by Nimoy
On the weekend of November 2nd Mr. Nimoy will be at the R. Michelson Gallery in Northamton, MA doing a presentation on his photography and attending a reception for his ‘Full Body Project’ exhibition. He will also be shooting 100 subjects for a new photography project. More info in the Full interview with the Massachusetts’s Republican and at the Gallery Website.
In a separate interview regarding his photography, Nimoy tells the Boston Globe that William Shatner has bought some of his photography.