Leonard Nimoy Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

24th July 2016

Quote: "It was an incredibly wonderful process to go through in order for me to grieve the loss of my dad and enter the post-Leonard era of my life. To me, this is also a gift to the fans so that they can go through that process and have a memory to hold onto that's comprehensive about both Spock and Leonard." Adam Nimoy, son of late Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, reveals how making a documentary about his famous father has helped him grieve.

2nd March 2015

Quote: "He became a cultural icon as Mr. Spock on Star Trek, but he was also a photographer, a poet, a musician and an amazing man... He was quite wonderful... He was also a huge, huge cheerleader for women... He was just remarkable." Whoopi Goldberg adds her tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday (27Feb15). Both stars are part of the Star Trek Tv family - Nimoy starred in the original Tv series, while Goldberg portrayed Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

14th August 2014

Tweet: "My friend Ed Nelson has passed. Too much sadness all in a bunch. Taking a pause and a deep breath." Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy remembers his actor pal, who died on Saturday (09Aug14), aged 85. News of Nelson's death emerged on Wednesday (13Aug14), a day after the passing of his Star Trek co-star Arlene Martel, and two days after the loss of Robin Williams. Movie great Lauren Bacall has also passed away this week.

19th June 2014

Tweet: "50 years ago we were doing makeup tests for Spock ears. Counting down to first day of shooting. Really time warp". Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy recalls his early days working on the cult sci-fi series.

9th December 2012

Tweet: "Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate. Shalom to everyone." Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy marks the start of the Jewish festival of lights.

11th May 2009

Quote: "During the (presidential) campaign, Barack Obama gave me the Vulcan greeting at a fundraiser. That was pretty memorable." Leonard Nimoy admits his Star Trek creation, Mr. Spock, has some very important fans.

26th April 2009

Quote: "How could you not put one of the founding figures into a movie that was being resurrected? That doesn't make good business sense. I've become even more popular than when I was playing Captain Kirk." William Shatner does nothing to disguise his jealously that former co-star Leonard Nimoy has reprised his role as Spock for a cameo appearance in the new Star Trek movie.

18th April 2008

Quote: "I said to (J.J.) ABRAMS, 'You've got the characters wonderfully, but I'd be lying to you if I understood everything." Actor Leonard Nimoy has trouble understanding the Lost director's script for the forthcoming Star Trek movie.

31st August 2006

Fact: Original Star Trek stars Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner were born four days apart.

9th November 2005

Quote: <p>"Lenny is a dear friend and so I wanted him to be on the show but just the other day, Lenny said, 'Y'know, I've retired, I've put it all behind me,' so Leonard's not going to play." William Shatner is disappointed that old Star Trek pal Leonard Nimoy has chosen not to play a part alongside him in legal drama Boston Legal. </p>

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