In late 2014, Adam Nimoy and his father made the first plans to create a documentary about Spock, exploring behind-the-scenes Star Trek footage in more detail than any book or film had done before. When Leonard Nimoy tragically passed away following complications with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in February of 2015, the project quite aptly became both a celebration of and a tribute to the man who portrayed him for so long. (more…)
Unless you’ve got access to Mr. Peabody’s Way Back Machine, it’s only videos like this one from 1976 that can shed light on the early days of Star Trek fandom. You’d expect that there would be a lot of changes since then and you’d be right, conventions have gotten much bigger, there are a lot more fans, a lot more merchandise, and Cosplayers continue to roam the convention halls, but some things never change, including those awkward convention interviewers. (more…)
The two seemed inseparable on screen and in real life. In fact, at one point, William Shatner had referred to Leonard Nimoy as his only real friend in life. However, it seems that their friendship was as vulnerable as any. And in the time leading up to his death, Shatner revealed that Nimoy had stopped speaking to his former captain. The reason will always remain a mystery, though, because Shatner never found out why.
Omaze charity efforts for the Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign, has afforded fans some great sneak peeks of the forthcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond, including some new aliens, the new Starfleet uniforms, and the cast showing off their best dance moves on the bridge of the Enterprise.
With only one week left to donate, the possibility of earning the chance to win a walk-on role in the move from director Justin Lin is at your finger tips. Of course with only a few days left, a new charity video has surfaced that also acts as a Leonard Nimoy tribute, complete with the cast giving Spock’s customary farewell.
While making the publicity rounds for Neill Blomkaump‘s Chappie, Sigourney Weaver was finally asked about her thoughts and interest in the Ghostbusters reboot. Would she be open to a cameo, or want a meatier role in Paul Feig‘s all-female Ghostbusters? (more…)
We’re all still coming to grips with the loss of Leonard Nimoy and people are celebrating his life and contributions in a number of ways. The day he passed away a number of fans and Star Trek Online players gathered on Vulcan to pay their respects. Cryptic Studios, the creative group behind Star Trek Online announced an in-game memorial and it went live today. (more…)
With the passing of a legend, Jeremy and Jason are joined by Chris Cummins and Matthew Jackson to talk about Leonard Nimoy‘s rich and diverse career and the value of Star Trek and Nimoy’s role in the establishment of that franchise.
A little more than a year ago, Harold Ramis passed away. I thought about his death again this weekend after Leonard Nimoy passed. Both were the kinds of celebrity deaths that make you feel old and hit you hardest: icons from my and probably your childhood. When Ramis died, the internet reacted unkindly to Murray’s statement about the loss of his friend and colleague. I wrote something about it and as we see Shatner get some of the same heat, it seemed right to once again write something. Sort of…
Cryptic Studios, the creative group that runs Star Trek Online has announced the addition of an in-game memorial to both Spock and Leonard Nimoy. It’s being reported that throughout yesterday, about 1000 players traveled to the planet Vulcan in-game to pay their respects in an impromptu memorial service around the Fountain on Vulcan. (more…)
We’re all saddened by the passing of Leonard Nimoy earlier today. It will take some time for most of us to fully process his loss. People all over the world are responding to his passing in tweets, Facebook posts, and other social media. Take a look and then tell us one of your favorite Nimoy moments in film, television, convention appearances, or just that random encounter you had with Nimoy one day. (more…)