Leonard Nimoy to Retire From Acting


For years after the original broadcast of Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy struggled with identification as his most famous character, the half-Vulcan Mister Spock. He agreed to make Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan only on the condition that Spock would be killed off in grand fashion, but the film turned out well enough that he not only reprised the character in the third film, but directed the picture as well. (Quick, what was Nimoy’s most financially successful directorial effort? Answer: Three Men and a Baby.)

Now Nimoy has made his final appearance as Spock, in last year’s Star Trek, and will make his final acting appearance, period, on an upcoming episode of Fringe. Nimoy says that, after sixty years of acting, he plans to retire for good. Read More »


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abrams-star-trekAt a recent press conference held to celebrate the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of Star Trek, J.J. Abrams was on hand to chat about his upcoming projects. There were the requisite Star Trek 2 questions (3-D anyone?), and he also talks a bit about Mission: Impossible 4 and Fringe. Several questions focused on Leonard Nimoy’s involvement in these future projects, one of which seems particularly surprising.

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Leonard Nimoy appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to read a Top 10 List last week – “The Top Ten Lines Never Said In a Star Trek Film”. Watch the video clip after the jump.
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Video Blog: The Future of Star Trek


Steve from Collider is a good friend of mine. At least a few times a week we talk about upcoming movies, TV shows, what gossip each of us have heard, and anything else we might find exciting. Since a number of our conversations cover things you also might find interesting, we’ve decided to start recording certain conversations as video blogs. Past video blogs have included The Future of the Batman Film Franchise, The Box Office Prospects of Watchmen, thoughts on the first 46 Minutes of Pixar’s Up, and a four part preview of the Summer 2009 movie season.

Star Trek came out this weekend and beat all the box office expectations, which got us talking about what could possibly come next. But the new video blog is more than that, we also discuss the Star Trek Premiere, Pixar’s Up, how one of the stars of Terminator Salvation watched our video blogs, and a shocking fact: how more people paid to see the original 1979 Star Trek film in theaters than will likely pay to see this new film on the big screen.

Discuss: Please, leave your thoughts on what you’d like to see happen in Star Trek 2 in the comments below.

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Star Trek stars Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine made an appearance during Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update to respond to the harsh criticism and annoyance of hard-core Trekkies. Watch the clip after the jump.
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Paramount Pictures has released a batch of trading cards for Star Trek, which reveal some cool unseen sequences and characters. Most notable is Diora Baird as the Orion slave girl. You’ve seen her before kissing Kirk in the trailers, but this is the first time we get a real good look at the character. Other images include Old Spock (Leonard Nimoy) coming face to face with Young Spock (Zachary Quinto), and Scotty’s weird alien sidekick friend. Check those two photos out after the jump.

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In a posting on the Don Murphy forums , it was revealed that the screenwriting team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman might not return for Transformers 3.

“Time for fresh blood!” writes Orci. “The main reason we would move on is because we risk getting stale and comfortable. If you only sing one song for too long, you miss the opportunity to sing news songs. We’ll see.”

Orci also admitted that he has talked with Leonard Nimoy about providing the voice of the Fallen.

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AICN has an exclusive slightly remixed version of the Star Trek trailer. The huge difference is the addition of Leonard Nimoy as Old Spock, making his first big screen appearance as the character since 1991. How very epic! You can watch the three second clip below, but head on over to AICN to see the reedited trailer in High Definition with a couple little changes.

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New Star Trek Photos in Empire Magazine

The cover of Empire Magazine‘s Star Trek issue is a callback to the classic Kirk and Spock photo from years past. The magazine also offers a few new photos (click to see the full size versions over on Empire). The first photo below shows Kirk (Chris Pine) and Sulu (John Cho), both in armored EVA suits in some kind of space shuttle. TrekMovie believes the guy on the left to be Greg Ellis who is playing Chief Engineer Olsen

The second photo shows Spock (Zachary Qunito) standing infront of a window on the bridge. I say window and not viewscreen because there is noticeable reflection on the glass, and if you look closely at the bottom of the window, you will see the Enterprise’s saucer. It appears the viewscreen UI is over-layed like in Iron Man’s helmet.

The third photo shows Uhura (Zoe Saldana) talking with Kirk and Chekov (Anton Yelchin).