On this day in 1931, Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston, MA. So it is only logical that TrekMovie wishes the original Mr. Spock a happy 79th birthday today. Mr. Nimoy has lived long and prospered, and if you want to learn all about it, you can watch a 4-hour interview below.
Live Long and Prosper Mr. Nimoy
Although counter-intuitive, Leonard Nimoy’s emotion-eschewing Spock can be seen as the heart of the Star Trek saga. This tribute (by sebastionvader) shows Spock from that first pilot for Star Trek in the 60s all the way until the recent Star Trek movie.
Of course in 2009, Leonard Nimoy returned to the role of Spock for JJ Abrams Star Trek movie. Here is a nice compilation of video interview clips he did promoting the film and talking about putting on the ears again (thanks to beyondspock).
Nimoy’s Oral History
Of course, Leonard Nimoy’s career is much bigger than just Star Trek, spanning back to the early 1950s. In 2000 Leonard Nimoy participated in an extensive interview with the Archive of American Televisions, covering his life’s work as an actor and director. Here is the full interview in eight parts.
And since it is a Nimoy post, here is the obligatory Bilbo Baggins song video.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. NIMOY