City of Boston Declares November 14th ‘Leonard Nimoy Day’?

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.

 

Leonard Nimoy Day

TrekMovie has obtained a copy of the proclamation that will be signed by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino:

 

PROCLAMATION

Whereas:
Boston native Leonard Nimoy first appeared on national television’s Star Trek series as Spock in 1963, and now has 45 years later, returned to that character in a film of the same name; and

Whereas:
Leonard Nimoy has returned to Boston this weekend to appear at the New England Fan Experience a multi-genre event which is geared towards public interest in learning more about science fiction, popular culture, gaming, animation, plus science and technology; and

Whereas:
New England Fan Experience Panels, seminars, workshops and discussions offer a well rounded entertaining learning experience, as a program that benefits Boston’s people, young and old; and

Whereas:
This weekend’s New England Fan Experience represents a remarkably interesting gathering of some of Massachusetts’ finest actors and artists, including Leonard Nimoy, local author Wen Spenser, and published manga artist, Bettina Kukouski; and

Whereas:
The City of Boston takes great pride in the cultural contributions of those who create entertainment in modern media and popular culture in our city; NOW

Therefore,
I, Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of the City of Boston, do hereby proclaim today, November 14, 2009 to be

Leonard Nimoy Day

in the city of Boston.

 

Nimoy Talks Star Trek Politics & More
In an interview with the Boston Phoenix promoting the New England event, Nimoy was asked about Star Trek and its intersection with politics. Here is an excerpt.

The original Star Trek series aired during the height of the Vietnam War. Given the appeal of the official Federation policy of “non-intervention,” is it a coincidence that Trek has been successfully relaunched while we’re in the middle of two wars?

Well, I think it’s true that the original overarching theme of Star Trek included non-intervention policy, but we did some intervening. I think that was a concept, but I don’t think it was a reality.

In that era, there was a whole issue about whether gunboat diplomacy was appropriate, and whether force in other sovereign countries was appropriate. And we were going through a lot of turmoil on that issue. I think Star Trek tried to be on the right side of the issue, tried to be on the humane side of the issue, but there were times when I think our intervention was questionable.

More at thephoenix.com

Nimoy in Boston this weekend – Seattle in March
If you want to see Leonard Nimoy and are in the New England area, head on over to the New England Fan Experience in Boston. For more info and tickets, go to nefanx.com.

And if you are in the Pacific Northwest, you can see Mr. Nimoy in March when he appears at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. More info at emeraldcitycomicon.

 

How do you celebrate Leonard Nimoy Day?
Of course, you do not have to live in Boston to celebrate Leonard Nimoy Day, but how does one go about honoring this auspicious occasion? Wear Spock ears to work? Drop words like ‘logical’ and ‘fascinating’ into all your conversations? May we suggest getting together with some friends, and singing the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.

Make your suggestions below, on how you will celebrate Leonard Nimoy Day.

 

 

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