Today we have a special Leonard Nimoy edition of CelebWatch. First we have more video from Nimoy’s visit to Vulcan, plus info on how you can get a special limited edition poster and T-Shirt from the event. There is also another event (‘An Evening with Leonard Nimoy’) added to his 2010 tour schedule. Plus William Shatner appears to be headed back into the recording studio, and he is trying to coax his friend Leonard to join him.
Get the limited edition Nimoy ‘Welcome Home to Vulcan Poster and T-Shirt
Last moth Leonard Nimoy came ‘home’ to the official Star Trek capital of Canada, Vulcan, Alberta. This was a big event in the small town, with a parade and the revealing of a bronze bust of Spock. Here is the official video from Alberta Tourism from the event:
To commemorate the event, the Vulcan Tourist office commissioned a special poster for the event, made by a local artist.
They printed 500 limited edition posters and 500 limited edition t-shirts. They still have some left. The poster dimensions are about 17”x17” and each one is numbered. They are printed on acid free 80lb archival stock and cost $25.00 each (Canadian). The T-Shirts are 100% pre-shrunk Cotton in navy blue, and come in all sizes (youth – adult). Cost $25.00 each.
They can be purchased by contacting Vulcan Tourism Station by phone (403-485-2994) or email (email@example.com). Purchased can be made by Visa or MasterCard, and there will be additional cost for shipping.
Secret Selves Shirts
Speaking of T-Shirts. Leonard Nimoy is selling a selection of shirts from his upcoming ‘Secret Selves’ Photo Exhibition. The shirts of various designs are in all sizes, and sell for $23.99, and are all available at etsy.com.
New Nimoy Event
As previously reported, this year Leonard Nimoy is doing a sort of ‘victory lap’ of conventions and public appearances. One of which is "An Evening with Leonard Nimoy" at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. Here is the description:
Join us for an intimate evening of insight into one of film and television’s greatest icons. Called ‘the conscience of Star Trek,’ by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry—the award-winning actor, director, poet and photographer Leonard Nimoy shares his portrayal of the rational and emotionally suppressed Vulcan as part of a remarkable and diverse career that’s left an indelible imprint on American culture!
Tickets cost $60 and go on sale online on June 1st.
Here is a summary of Nimoy events for 2010
LA TIMES Film Fest: Star Trek IV Screening – Hollywood, CA
Official Star Trek Convention – Vancouver, BC
Official Star Trek Convention – Las Vegas, NV
An Evening with Leonard Nimoy – Long Beach, CA
Official Star Trek Convention – Rosemont, IL (Chicago area)
Tickets for Nimoy event in Long Beach go on sale on Monday
Leonard Nimoy often tells the story of how he borrowed the famous Vulcan salute from Jewish tradition. This week he sent out a tweet with a photo and the message: "I’m demonstrating the blessing which is the origin of the Vulcan greeting. LLAP"
Nimoy demonstrates the source of the Vulcan salute
Nimoy and Shatner duet on new Shatner album?
On the subject of Twitter, in the last couple of weeks William Shatner has been making tweets indicating he is recording another musical album. And over the last month he has tweeted to Leonard Nimoy that he wants his old friend to join him:
William Shatner: Going to lay down a track: Bohemian Rhapsody. Perhaps as the beginning of a new record… My best, Bill. (May 25)
For his part, Nimoy has not replied to Bill’s requests via Twitter, so it isn’t known if we will get a duet of Shatner and Nimoy. Both actors have released musical albums in the past, including the 1997 compilation "Spaced Out: The Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner".
But bringing together the talents that brought us "Rocket Man" and "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" is something the world should not be denied.
Shatner jokes about Nimoy Retirement
Speaking of Bill and Leonard, William Shatner was a guest on the Joy Behar show earlier this month and she asked him about Leonard’s return to retirement, watch Bill’s reaction.