George Takei tries to tune his "Star Trek" co-star out, yet can't help but laugh when he hears William Shatner's disparaging comments.
Leonard Nimoy's daughter shares memories of her beloved late father and the lung disease that took his life.
Ethan Peck is about to boldly go where Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto have gone before. A veteran TV actor, Peck, grandson of Gregory Peck, has been cast to play the iconic Starfleet officer Spock in season two of CBS All Access drama “Star Trek: Discovery.” Executive producer Alex Kurtzman confirmed at Comic-Con in July […]
On September 8th 1966, the crew of the starship Enterprise first boldly went where no man has gone before. Today is the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek! If any show has lived long and prospered, it’s this brainchild of Gene Roddenberry that has beamed up five TV series, with a sixth coming in 2017, a cartoon, thirteen feature films, and perhaps the most passionate fan base ever.
Star Trek Beyond warps into theaters this weekend and although Leonard Nimoy’s “Spock Prime” is absent from the screen — the actor died in February 2015 at age 83, about four months before filming began — the film pays tribute to the iconic character as well as the actor. In Beyond, the younger screen Spock, played by Zachary Quinto, must come to terms with the death of his Vulcan mentor. At the end of the credits, the filmmakers dedicate the film to the memory of Nimoy.
The Enterprise is going beyond Star Trek Beyond. With the latest big-screen episode in the vaunted 50-year-old franchise still days away, Paramount announced Monday that there would be fourth installment featuring J.J. Abrams’ rebooted cast. Although the studio had moved to lock up stars Chris Pine (Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spock) to additional films over a year ago, there had been some question about the future following the troubled production of Beyond.
The 1982 sci-fi drama Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is widely considered the best of all the Star Trek movies, a Shakespearean tragedy in which Spock (Leonard Nimoy) sacrifices his own life to save Kirk (William Shatner) and the Enterprise crew from the vengeance of the superhuman villain Khan (Ricardo Montalban). When the film was first shown to test audiences, however, the death of Spock was so devastating that producers demanded a more hopeful ending. ...
A week ago, at a Star Trek fan event at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles that culminated with the dedication of a street on the lot in honor of Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto spoke eloquently of his predecessor as Spock. “In a way I feel like he was more a part of this film than he was of the other two,” Quinto said of Nimoy, who died in February 2015 at age 83, about four months before filming began on Star Trek Beyond.
On February 27, 2015, celebrated actor Leonard Nimoy passed away in his Los Angeles home at the age of 83. When Zachary Quinto took over the role of Spock in Star Trek, he got to know Nimoy quite well. On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Quinto reflected on the legend who became his friend. “We actually lost Leonard a year ago on the 27th of this month, so much love to him and his family, of course,” he said to Colbert. “I’ve never met somebody, actually, who so fully embodied a sense of fulfillment in their life. I really haven’t.”
On Today, William Shatner sat down with Savannah Guthrie to discuss his new book Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With A Remarkable Man. In it, he details his friendship with fellow Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy. While the two weren’t exactly close during the filming of the show, they were able to bond after fact through the numerous Star Trek conventions and reunions they attended. Shatner has many fond memories of Nimoy, the two apparently had a rocky finish to their friendship.
In his new book, Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man, William Shatner reflects on his 50-year friendship with his Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy. As the original James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, Shatner and Nimoy found their fates tied together by the devotion of fans long after the original series ended its three-season run in 1969.
In his final years, Leonard Nimoy warmed the hearts of millions of Star Trek fans by returning to the role that made him famous. Nimoy, who died last week at age 83, created the role of hyper-logical, unfailingly loyal first officer Spock for the original Star Trek television series, which ran from 1966 to 1969. Then, in 2009 — eighteen years after Spock’s last film appearance — Nimoy donned the pointed ears for J.J. Abram’s big-screen reboot Star Trek.
Nimoy’s longtime Star Trek co-star and convention buddy William Shatner posted a photo of the two of them, saying, “I loved him like a brother. Fellow Star Trek original cast member George Takei shared on Facebook, “Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend. “Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy.