Shatner & Nimoy Pick Their Favourite Trek Moment

By Caillan
February 11, 2002 - 12:26 PM

William Shatner (James T. Kirk) and Leonard Nimoy (Spock) were a comedic hit at the Creation convention in Sacramento last weekend, but there was still plenty of time for nostalgia when the pair were asked to name their favourite Trek moment.

Shatner picked the scene in 'Star Trek III: The Search for Spock,' when Kirk learns of his son's death, according to a report by Jeff Y. at

Nimoy praised his co-star's performance in the difficult scene. "I thought Bill was very brave to do what he did there," he said. "The way you played that scene - the way you fell back and missed the captain's chair, I didn't know at the time if you were clowning or what. But you played it so perfectly. Very touching."

Further classic moments such as this will no doubt feature in the commentaries the pair are providing for special edition DVDs of the Trek films. "We're doing those now I believe," said Nimoy, who has yet to complete his commentary tracks.

"Haven't you finished recording your commentaries? Why are you waiting so long?" Shatner asked his co-star. In reply, Nimoy quipped "I always come along behind you. You've always got to be the first one through the door!"

Lisabeth Shatner was on hand to talk about another high-tech development - the launch of ""We've been on a lot of the Trek web sites promoting the site, including TrekBBS," she said. "We have lots of cool stuff, and links to sites like, DVDs like Mind Meld and more." The completed site will feature an interactive soap opera entitled 'Ruby,' chats with fans and streaming video and audio.

The full report from the Sacramento convention can be found here at

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