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:
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.