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Nimoy On Becoming Spock Again

By T'Bonz
July 24, 2008 - 11:49 PM

For Leonard Nimoy, playing Spock again after an absence of almost twenty years was initially worrisome.

As reported by, Nimoy, who last played Spock in 1991 in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I and II, had to figure out how to slip back into the role of the famous Vulcan. "I was concerned stepping into a character that I have been out of for eighteen years," explained Nimoy. "I was concerned as an experience, what I might find as a handle. What I might find as an entry point into the character.

But working with J.J. Abrams helped alleviate his worries. "I really believe those concerns went away when I got on the set and started working with J.J. Abrams and my fellow actors," said Nimoy. "That has always been the touch point, how is it working with the director and my fellow actors, and the script of course. If we are given opportunities and set up in such a way — the set, the directors, the cameras and so forth, that the actors and establish and successfully their relationships with each other, find their dramatic and comic moments in the scene, then everything falls away and I think that was certainly the case with this movie.

Working on Star Trek XI was a positive experience for Nimoy. "I had a wonderful time and I felt totally secure in the hands of the director and the script and I worked with some terrific actors," said Nimoy. "These are very, very, good people. I really came way extremely pleased. I think the audience is going to find these actors really quite wonderful and they are going to be extremely well liked. I think the audience is going to take them into their hearts.

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