Leonard Nimoy Now On Twitter

Leonard Nimoy may be getting ready to re-retire from acting, but that does not mean that he is going away. In fact, the original Spock has become the latest Star Trek celebrity to join Twitter, giving fans a new way to keep in touch. And Nimoy is already giving Fringe updates and Twitter-bantering with William Shatner and Zachary Quinto.


The Real Nimoy on Twitter

The popular social networking site Twitter has also become a way for celebrities to keep in touch with their fans, including many prominent Star Trek celebrities like Wil Wheaton and William Shatner. And in the last week, Leonard Nimoy had joined in with the account TheRealNimoy (twitter.com/TheRealNimoy). The choice of name is actually because someone else has taken ‘LeonardNimoy’, however TrekMovie has confirmed with Mr. Nimoy that TheRealNimoy is really him and he is trying to get Twitter to get rid of the ‘fake’ LeonardNimoy account. 

Nimoy’s Twitter account profile states:


Name leonard Nimoy

Location mostly Los Angeles

Web http://leonardnimoyphotography.com/

Bio Born in Boston.Went to Hollywood at 18. 16 years later cast as Spock in Star Trek http://www.etsy.com/shop/SecretSelves

Nimoy has already got into the hang of things, providing updates on where he is (like flying in and out of Vancouver to shoot on Fringe), and he is even throwing out the Trek references, such as two tweets from earlier today: "Spock’s travels. April 10-12, Vancouver. April 15 Colorado Springs , April 23 home to Vulcan, April 24,25 Calgary Comic Con LLAP" and "The good of the many outweighs the good of the few, or the one. LLAP" and

And Leonard is already Tweeting with his buddies. Here is an exchange from this afternoon:

TheRealNimoy: @WilliamShatner Hey Bil. Leonard here. Following you. Hope to see you soon

WilliamShatner: Leonard, following me is a good idea. Seeing me is a better idea. I’ll take you out to dinner soon. My best, Bill

ZacharyQuinto: @WilliamShatner @TheRealNimoy as long as you invite spock jr. it’s only logical.

To keep in touch with Leonard, check out twitter.com/TheRealNimoy and start following. 


More Star Trek celebs on Twitter

Here is a verified list of Star Trek actor celebrities on Twitter (not including ‘guest stars’).The list is sorted by followers. Click the links to see their Twitter Page.

(April 8th 2010)
Wil Wheaton 1,646,584
Levar Burton 1,604,579
Brent Spiner 1,370,845
Simon Pegg 270,019
William Shatner 204,389
Zachary Quinto 107,516
Zoe Saldana 15,671
Jolene Blalock 2,158
Leonard Nimoy 408
(rising fast)

And of course, if you want to follow TrekMovie (with a mere 8,130 followers), go to twitter.com/TrekMovie/

If there are any other Trek celebs not on the list, let us know in the comments below.

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Hm, and my father being ten years younger says he is too old to learn how to work with a pc.

Welcome to Twitter Mr Nimoy :) I briefly followed the imposter before Trekmovie & Senator Vreenak exposed him as a FAAAAAAKE!

Yay! I can’t wait to read his future tweets! I was on the same boat as #2 xD

awwww poor T’Pol has only 2,158 followers LOL!!!

Good eye for photography.


Now, I’m going to have to have to sign up for this Twit business for sure.

ok time to follow them all

i noticed Mr. Nimoy is following Trekmovie on Twitter! Very cool!

Other Trek stuff at Twitter:

Any others?

Twitter- sorry I just don’t get it. Hopefully I never will.

Cool I think I will follow him he is brilliant mr Nimoy.

I wonder if Leonard’s computer has the telescoping view screen? And…is the data stored on multicolor planks of plexiglass? How much data can acrylic hold?

Sorry, I am just all questions this morning. Is it morning?

I am following some of the Star Trek legends like William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy it’s awesome to follow actors that I love

Twitter is a lot of fun if it’s used right, and folks like Zach Quinto, Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner use it in different ways- but very effectively. Quinto’s cryptic posts have become something of a legend, spawning hilarious imitators.

I am almost willing to bet that it was Zach that got Leonard to join Twitter. The irony is that Zach’s Twitter page claims that he’s a ‘cautious internet user’, but now he’s a whiz at it.

imagine if Chris Pine joined Twitter that would be awesome

I am new to the Twitter thing. Signed up just a few days back and looked up Simon Pegg. Once I was ‘following’ him, all I got was what looked like a bunch of gibberish about this and that from what I guess was him and people I most certainly was not following.

So my question is, what is the right way to use it?

This almost makes me to sign up for Twitter :)

Leonard is already up to nearly 4000 followers. Growing fast!

I’m on twitter with an odd no of followers. Passing on good cat stories and advice. Now I’m following the real Leonard Nimoy thanks for the tip off regarding imataters there’s far too maney foneys out there as it is! Looking forward to your Vulcan Tweets.

Fascinating. Wil Wheaton and Jeph Jacques seem to be well-acquainted…

Heard they almost wiped out poor Leonard with a night explosion stunt on Fringe…

That’s awesome that he said Quinto should go to dinner too.

I was always against Twitter, but now I think I might need to join.

Only the Great Leonard Nimoy could do that!

haha I love the exchanges between bill and Leonard. And I think zac butting in there is just too cute!
I was following the leonardnimoy imposter, but I rarely go on twitter, so I never noticed, glad therealnimoy is here to put him into his place!!

Leonard Nimoy is so cool. Seriously, 15,000 followers in 24 hours. Awesome.

that is awesome isn’t it

XD Quinto is funny! XD Nimoy is gonna top them all, I can bet.

Twitter had TheRealNimoy’s account “verified”, but they have changed their mind. The account is no longer verified. Any idea why?

Nimoy has an Etsy. That’s adorable. X3