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…)
Get ready Nimoy fans, he’s about to make a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory, but forget about your camera’s and just bring your tape recorders. Nimoy is only making a guest VOICE appearance in a dream sequence.
Although this NerdBastard is sure the episode will be funny, I’m kinda disappointed that it will only be his voice in Sheldon’s dream and maybe a large cutout or the autographed napkin that Penny gave Sheldon.
The show has a great history of guest shots of SciFi greats:
Two years ago, Nimoy announced he was retiring and done with acting.
“I have announced my retirement,”
“I will not be doing any more television or movie acting or directing.”
It sounded like he really meant it, but the folks behind The Big Bang Theory must have found some pretty good dirt on Nimoy or finally found his magic number.
Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), has a serious obsession with Nimoy’s famous alter ego Spock. Therefore, it’s fitting that the actor will appear in an upcoming dream sequence. According to TV Line, for Nimoy’s guest spot he’ll be heard, but not seen. He’ll speak to Sheldon not as himself, but as Spock.
Nimoy’s episode is scheduled to air March 29.
Are you excited for Nimoy’s partial appearance?
(article by nerdbastards contributor Adam A. Donaldson, @adamadonaldson)
Hallmark seems to be going all out, and all over, with this year’s offerings of Keepsake Ornaments. Gone are the days when the greeting card company’s licenses are limited to Star Trek and Star Wars, for this year’s collectibles include ones that take inspiration from Harry Potter, A Christmas Story, Up, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Indiana Jones, Green Lantern, Cars, and of course, Star Trek and Star Wars.
It’s an expensive hobby, but play your cards right your Christmas Tree (or Non-Denominational Holiday Celebration Plant, for the less than religious among us) can be adorned with a re-creation of Han Solo’s showdown with Greedo, a Lego Darth Vader with light saber drawn, Shrek’s Puss N Boots in a hat-tipping pose, or maybe the iconic sign from the front of Cheers. The cool pick has to be the either the Nautilus model, the first Romulan Warbird model from the Original Series, or maybe the Mirror Universe Spock mind-melding with the Dr McCoy from Over Here.
However, it should be noted that only four out of the 32 some-odd ornaments being offered have anything to do with Christmas. Check out all the cool new fandom-related decorations, coming soon to Hallmark store near you as well as being available on the Hallmark website. They cost between $15 and $40 each. And remember, there’s only 165 shopping days till Christmas.
Check out the gallery with over 30 ornaments after the cut.
A mere four days after William Shatner hit the big 8-0 his friend and fellow Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy turns 80. Kind of creepy, isn’t it? As if these two were destined to do great things together.
Leonard Nimoy, as if you didn’t already know, warped in to our American consciousness with his life-altering performance as Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek series. It’s a role he’s been fighting with every day since, initially hating the pointy-eared bastard for typecasting him and later embracing the role and it’s impact on television and science fiction history. He’s written two autobiographies illustrating this, the first I Am Not Spock the second, I Am Spock. Clever, Leonard. In addition to his acting chops Nimoy is a celebrated photographer. His photo series, Secret Selves, allowed his subjects to break free and strut their true selves for the camera. Something I think any nerd or geek can appreciate. His work from this series is available in t-shirt form at his Etsy shop.
Recently Nimoy has appeared on FOX’s show Fringe (which was just, surprisingly, renewed) and of course the newest Star Trek film, again reprising his most famous role. In an interview with StarTrek.com he says he has no plans of reprising the role in the 2012 sequel and that his time in the last movie gave him great closure.
I think I was useful in the last film and I think for me it really was the last film. I think the torch has been very successfully passed to a bunch of very talented young people, and not just Zachary, but Chris Pine and all of them. I think they’re very talented and will have a lot of fun, and I wish them well.
So bust out your Vulcan ears, Romulan ale and old VHS tapes of the coveted Star Trek blooper reels and celebrate Nimoy’s birthday in style. You can even wish him a happy one via Twitter. He, like Bill Shatner, has embraced the new social media often tweeting personal photos from his childhood or behind the scenes of Trek. He also has his own sign off, Shatner’s is ‘My Best, Bill’ or MBB. To no real surprise it’s LLAP, better known as ‘Live Long and Prosper.’ And we wish him nothing more.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEONARD! LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!