It is December 25th, 2008, the original release date for the Star Trek movie. We have to wait until next May to see the film, but continuing a TrekMovie tradition started last year, we have a special exclusive movie Christmas treat for the fans. This year we have a behind the scenes shot of a certain pointy-eared fellow (but not an elf).
Mr. Spock gets ready for his close-up
According to Star Trek co-writer and exec Producer Bob Orci, one of the more common questions he and co-writer Alex Kurtzman get from their friends is "what was it like for all of you to actually be in the presence of Leonard Nimoy?" This is something that Bob has difficulty putting into words, but on behalf of the whole ‘Supreme Court’ (Bob, Alex, Damon Lindelof, JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk), he sent in one of his personal behind-the-scenes images of Nimoy (taken with his iPhone) as a Christmas present for the fans.
Regarding the image, Bob writes:
It still gives me the chills when I see it — It’s Mr. Nimoy (SPOCK! Right there in front of us!) on set in his chair, preparing to shoot one of his final scenes.
Bob also wanted us to convey a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the fans from the whole ‘Court’ and team behind the new movie.
More Orci iPhone snaps
Bob has sent in some of his iPhone collection before (in January during our live chat from the set and in April for his Grand Slam appearance). Click here to see them all.