The late, great Leonard Nimoy, who died earlier today at the age of 83, will always be Mr. Spock, second-in-command of the USS Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk. For a long time, Nimoy was not okay with this. And then, over the years, he embraced the character that defined his career and inspired an entire generation of fans (many of whom became scientists, engineers, and astronauts). But Nimoy didn't just sit back and rest on his Vulcan laurels. When he wasn't wearing those pointy ears, Nimoy was acting, directing, writing, singing, and lending his likeness and distinctive voice to commercials and TV specials. He was a real Hollywood renaissance man, dabbling in high art, low art, and everything in-between.
We have very sad news to report from The New York Times: Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Mr. Spock for almost 50 years, has died. Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, told the Times the cause of death was “end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.” The beloved actor and director was 83 years old.
While 'Star Trek' alum Leonard Nimoy make an appearance in both 'Star Trek' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' William Shatner, another one of the most recognized figures from days of 'Trek' past, hasn't, but this could all change for 'Star Trek 3.' Roberto Orci, who's been attached to the project for some time following J.J. Abrams' move to 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' reportedly wants to reunite these two buddies onscreen for the third installment.
Many 'Star Trek' fans felt personally betrayed when director J.J. Abrams ditched the series and jumped ship to 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' After all, the two iconic science fiction franchises have been embroiled in a silly war among fans for decades now -- either you're in one camp or the other, it seems. But how would Trekkies feel if Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, took a journey to the 'Star Wars' universe?
With each passing episode, 'Fringe' gets closer and closer to its series finale and 100th episode "An Enemy of Fate," which began production this week following a celebration of the cult sci-fi hit's five-year run. The final season will resume with this Friday's "The Human Kind," but plenty of mysteries are left between now and then. In particular, we've been wondering; will sci-fi icon Leonard Nimoy's William Bell return, more than just his hand? New details from show-runner J.H. Wyman inside!
'Fringe' fans were deeply saddened (thought not altogether unsurprised) to learn with yesterday's 2012 Emmy nominations that the cult sci-fi series had been passed over entirely for any award recognition, in spite of years of groundbreaking work and the universally acclaimed performance or series star John Noble. Longtime supporter and sometime guest-star Leonard Nimoy too has felt the outrage, and has taken to Twitter to vent his frustration.
For only 13 episodes, 'Fringe' season 5 has quite a bit of work ahead of it. Not only do we have to somehow get from the modern day to the Observer-dominated future seen in season 4's "Letters of Transit," but also manage to incorporate Leonard Nimoy's character William Bell, who was observed to play a role even before appearing in season 4 finale "Brave New World." So what does Nimoy himself have to say about the coming season?
Tonight marks the culmination of an incredible year for 'Fringe' fans in season finale "Brave New World, Part 2," a sentiment made all the more satisfying by the recent news that 'Fringe' will return for a fifth and final season. More than that, however, the finale also sees more of the full return of Leonard Nimoy's villainous William Bell, which leaves some fans wondering, how did they coax the actor out of retirement?
Sigh. Eventually, the day will come when FOX has no more epic 'Fringe' videos to release in anticipation of its fourth season finale, and beyond that, a day will come when we have no more 'Fringe' videos to talk about at all. But, it is not this day. This day, we watch! Do you remember that awesome 'Fringe' movie-quality trailer that had its second half redacted? Turns out there was good reason!
There's a well-documented phenomenon in serialized TV shows (one 'LOST' suffered from quite a bit), in which SAG rules dictate that any guest actor must be listed in show's opening credits, thereby ruining any surprise appearances. Those who watched the first half of 'Fringe's season finale "Brave New World" this past Friday may have had the return of a certain villain spoiled (yay for oblivious viewers!) in advance, but what does the reappearance mean?