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Posts Tagged ‘Nimoy’

Nimoy And De Lancie Re-release Alien Voices Dramas

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Fans who missed out on the original release of the Alien Voices audio dramas from Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie can now order these dramas as digital downloads.

Other Star Trek actors from four of the five televised series can also be heard on the audio dramas.

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Nimoy Middle East Peace Solution

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Leonard Nimoy has made known his position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Like many Americans, Nimoy doesn’t like to see the never-ending conflict in the Middle East. “I reach out to you as someone who is troubled to see the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians continue apparently without an end in sight,” he said.

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Nimoy: What Drew People To Spock

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

In a recent interview, Leonard Nimoy explained why people liked Spock and what playing the half-Vulcan, half-Human character meant career-wise, as well as why he decided to play Spock again in J.J. AbramsStar Trek XI.

There was a time when Nimoy struggled to find acting jobs that weren’t related to the pointy-eared Vulcan character that he had made famous. “During that period (mid-1970s), I had a struggle,” he said. “I was busy. I had no problem finding work. But the work pretty much was related to the Spock character. I was, on the one hand, happy to be working because I know what it’s like to be an out-of-work actor. But at the same time I was hoping to broaden my scope, and eventually I did.”

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Nimoy Returns To Fringe Tomorrow

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Fans of Leonard Nimoy will be able to see him reprise the role of William Bell on Fringe on Friday.

Fox has released a new promotional video for Friday’s episode, titled Lysergic Acid Diethylamide.

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Nimoy Joins Tranformers Voice Cast

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Leonard Nimoy, who just can’t seem to retire, will be heard in a new project, Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

This is not the first time that Nimoy has done voice work for Transformers; in 1986 Nimoy voiced Galvatron in 1986’s The Transformers: The Movie.

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Fringe Renewed

Friday, March 25th, 2011

In spite of recent low ratings, Fringe has been picked up for a fourth season.

Created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the sci-fi show, on which Leonard Nimoy has guest-starred, received an order for a full season.

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Nimoy: Winding Down Trek

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Although Leonard Nimoy will be popping up at various places in the next year, don’t expect to see him in Star Trek XII.

At almost eighty, Nimoy keeps busy, but he’s not the workaholic that his co-star, William Shatner, a week older than Nimoy, is. “We’re very similar in a lot of ways, but on the other hand, very different,” said Nimoy. “He has this great need to be working, working, working, working, working. I’ve asked him at times why, and I’m not sure that we’ve ever really come to a very clear answer of why he wants to work so much and so hard. We’re different. We’re different.”

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Nimoy: Trek Movie Hits And Misses

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Leonard Nimoy shared his thoughts regarding the first six Star Trek movies; what worked, what didn’t and what he wishes had happened in the final original series movie.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture wasn’t very well-received by fans, but was successful enough to warrant a second film. “The feeling was, after that first movie, there was something to be done with Star Trek,” said Nimoy, “that the first movie hadn’t done what was available to be done, that there was still an audience, still an interest, but that it didn’t satisfy the audience in terms of content.”

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Nimoy: Not Quite Retired At 80

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Although his eightieth birthday is fast approaching, Leonard Nimoy is still quite quite busy with acting, appearances and his photography career.

Most people at eighty would be retired if circumstances permitted them to do so, but Nimoy, who announced his retirement more than once recently, keeps getting sucked back into work and convention appearances. “I did it [Fringe appearance],” said Nimoy. “One episode.”

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Nimoy To Return To Fringe

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Back in August, Leonard Nimoy claimed that he was retiring, but he has changed his mind about that with the news of a return to Fringe as William Bell.

Nimoy tweeted yesterday about the return to Fringe. “Plans developing for a William Bell return to Fringe,” he said. Stay tuned. LLAP.”

His appearances on Fringe had been a favor to “the people who made the Star Trek movie,” according to Nimoy. When he was finished with his work on the show, Nimoy was asked if he would do more episodes in the future and he said “No, we’re done.” Instead, his plans included devoting time to his photography. “I am totally committed to the photography now,” he said.

TrekToday will provide more details on Nimoy’s Fringe appearance as information becomes available.

The Pioneers Of Television: Science Fiction

Monday, January 17th, 2011

In the first part of a four-part PBS series on the pioneers of television, science fiction shows including Star Trek will featured.

Several of the original series actors were profiled for the special, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols.

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Nimoy To Return To Fringe

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

According to TrekMovie.com, Leonard Nimoy isn’t quite retired yet.

At last weekend’s Official Star Trek Convention in Rosemont (Chicago-area), Illinois, actor Christopher Lloyd (Star Trek III: The Search For Spock‘s Kruge) revealed that Nimoy will be returning to Fringe.

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Nimoy Recovering

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, is recovering after minor surgery performed yesterday.

The seventy-nine-year old actor had “minor benign abdominal surgery,” according to his representative.

Although he is said to be “recovering beautifully”, the surgery caused Nimoy to miss an appearance at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art yesterday. His scheduled appearance at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, California for tomorrow evening has also been postponed.

Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, has extended her thanks to everyone who expressed get-well wishes to her husband.

Best wishes to Mr. Nimoy for a speedy recovery.

An Evening With Leonard Nimoy

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Leonard Nimoy will appear next month in Long Beach, where the topic of discussion will be Star Trek.

On October 23, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, Nimoy will “share his portrayal of the rational and emotionally suppressed Vulcan as part of a remarkable and diverse career.”

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Harve Bennett: Putting Trek Back On Track

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

After Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Harve Bennett was called in to see if he could make a better movie for less money. The result was the critically acclaimed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan followed by three Star Trek movies after that.

Bennett was a successful television producer with shows like Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman already under his belt. When asked if he could do a better Trek movie for less money by Gulf & Western boss Charles Bludhorn, he told them he could make four or five such movies. “Do it,” said Bludhorn.

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