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.
Nimoy ‘moved’ by Star Trek 2009 – doesn’t expect to be in sequel
Excerpts via interview with Seattle News Tribune
Nimoy on the 2009 Star Trek movie
The actor calls making the film “a very moving experience.”
Key to making the event positive was director J.J. Abrams, Nimoy says. “He told me, ‘This movie depends on you being in it.’ They would not make it without me.”
And what was it like to see “Heroes” star Zachary Quinto playing Spock on the set? Nimoy, in a very Vulcan-like characterization, called it “fascinating.”
“All of this is flattering beyond words,” Nimoy says of his experience on the movie as well as Spock’s major part of the storyline.
Nimoy on Star Trek sequel
“There is a sequel being written. I suspect I won’t be involved. I’m OK with that,” Nimoy says.
Last year for Nimoy at cons + Nimoy returning to Fringe
The article also discussed Nimoy’s convention future
The success of the recent “Star Trek” movie has generated renewed interest in both Spock and Nimoy. ComiCon is just one of 10 such events he’ll be appearing at this year. However, Nimoy says, it’s time to boldly go where he hasn’t gone before.
“I think this is the last year I will do this. It’s exciting, but I think I’ve done enough of it. I’m looking forward to concentrating on my personal life.”
Finally, according to the report, Nimoy says that he will be filming "three or four" episodes of JJ Abrams FOX sci-fi show Fringe over the next few weeks.
Leonard Nimoy in Fringe – returning for 3 or 4 episodes
Audio interview with Nimoy
Yesterday we put up some excerpts from Leonard Nimoy’s radio interview with KIRO Seattle. The audio for that is now available, take a listen.
Nimoy and Wheaton and more at Emerald City Comic Con
The Emerald City Comic Con is being held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle this weekend. The two Star Trek guests are Wil Wheaton and Leonard Nimoy. Other guests include Aaron Douglas (BSG), Erin Gray (Buck Rogers) and Stan Lee (Marvel Comics). More info at emeraldcitycomicon.com