03-26 Happy birthday to the late Leonard Nimoy, Born: March 26, 1931 and passed away on February 27, 2015.
Leonard Simon Nimoy was the actor who is best known for his Emmy Award-nominated portrayal of Spock, the half Human, half Vulcan first officer and science officer aboard the USS Enterprise. Originating the role on Star Trek: The Original Series, he went on to play him again on Star Trek: The Animated Series, the first six Star Trek motion pictures, and the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes “Unification I” and “Unification II”. He also left his mark on the Star Trek franchise as a director, writer, and producer.
Footage of Nimoy’s role from the TOS episode “The Trouble with Tribbles” was reused for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Trials and Tribble-ations”. Nimoy also voiced Spock in the video games Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, Star Trek: Judgment Rites and Star Trek Online.
Nimoy returned to the role of Spock in Star Trek; it was the first time he played the character since 1991 and was his first live-action film role since Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. He made a further cameo appearance as Spock in the 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, making him the only principal cast member of any Star Trek series to appear in eight of the films and (technically) the longest-serving of all Star Trek cast members, having played the role on and off over a period of forty-nine years, from 1964 to 2013.
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