Wow did you hear? It seems that Leonard Nimoy has announced that he’s officially retiring from acting! I am so bummed since we’ve all been gearing up to see him reprise his role in the next Star Trek Film again as Spock prime again. Well at least we got him one more time as Spock right? I mean really who ever saw that coming? Nimoy told the Toronto Sun “I’ve been doing this professionally for 60 years,” he says with a laugh. “I love the idea of going out on a positive note. I’ve had a great, great time.”
So not only is Nimoy done with Star Trek but acting in general as he’s apparently filmed his last appearance for the awesome Fringe television series. It seems too that Nimoy is planning his last appearances on the convention circuit as well. Dammit I knew I should have went to that last comic con! We really can’t say though that he left us too soon as he now is 79 years old and swore once before he was done with the Spock character forever. It does seem like he actually had some good intentions for letting Spock go this time “I want to get off the stage. Also, I don’t think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto,” he says, referring to the actor who portrayed a youthful Spock in last summer’s smash Star Trek relaunch. “He’s a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it’s time to give him some space. And I’m very flattered the character will continue.”
This can only mean one thing, Bill Shatner is definately ready for his return as Kirk in the next film sadly not due out until 2012. I really, really hope ‘ol Shatner didn’t have anything to do with Nimoy’s bow out. You know Bill can be kind of an attention hog! Either way as disappointing as it is to see Leonard retire we can all say that he left us with a true legacy to enjoy! I’m gonna miss him! Live long and prosper Leonard!