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Old July 25 2008, 12:49 AM   #1
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Nimoy On Becoming Spock Again

For Leonard Nimoy, playing Spock again after an absence of almost twenty years was initially worrisome.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, Nimoy, who last played Spock in 1991 in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I and II, had to figure out how to slip back into the role of the famous Vulcan. "I was concerned stepping into a character that I have been out of for eighteen years," explained Nimoy. "I was concerned as an experience, what I might find as a handle. What I might find as an entry point into the character.

But working with J.J. Abrams helped alleviate his worries. "I really believe those concerns went away when I got on the set and started working with J.J. Abrams and my fellow actors," said Nimoy. "That has always been the touch point, how is it working with the director and my fellow actors, and the script of course. If we are given opportunities and set up in such a way — the set, the directors, the cameras and so forth, that the actors and establish and successfully their relationships with each other, find their dramatic and comic moments in the scene, then everything falls away and I think that was certainly the case with this movie.

Working on Star Trek XI was a positive experience for Nimoy. "I had a wonderful time and I felt totally secure in the hands of the director and the script and I worked with some terrific actors," said Nimoy. "These are very, very, good people. I really came way extremely pleased. I think the audience is going to find these actors really quite wonderful and they are going to be extremely well liked. I think the audience is going to take them into their hearts.

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Old July 25 2008, 01:27 AM   #2
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18 years.... has it been that long...I am old
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Old July 25 2008, 01:53 AM   #3
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Shut up! ...me too.
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Old July 25 2008, 02:35 AM   #4
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That's three of us.


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Old July 25 2008, 02:52 AM   #5
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four!
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Old July 25 2008, 02:54 AM   #6
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Just think how old Spock must feel!


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Old July 25 2008, 03:03 AM   #7
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Reports like this keep me hopeful and excited!
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Old July 25 2008, 03:26 AM   #8
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Augustus wrote: View Post
18 years.... has it been that long...I am old
When I clicked the "comment" link it was to type this, almost word for word.

Spooky.
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Old July 25 2008, 05:11 AM   #9
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looks like we were just all of us thinking alike.
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Old July 25 2008, 07:43 AM   #10
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18 years?!?!?! Wait a second, when Star Trek VI came out I was in... oh, crap.
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Old July 25 2008, 10:39 AM   #11
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I understand how you feel.

It is nice to read that he liked the cast.
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Old July 25 2008, 12:55 PM   #12
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yep. The weird thing to think about:

It's been 18 years since Star Trek VI. It's been 40 years since Star Trek first went off the air. So, it's been almost as long since Star Trek VI as it had been between the original series ending and Star Trek VI itself. Not quite but in the same ballpark, around 20 years.

That is just unimaginable to me. Of course, when I was in high school, 20 years really was forever.
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Old July 25 2008, 03:08 PM   #13
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Though I originally said I felt old. In 1991, I was in 2nd grade and I remember watching the Undiscovered Country trailer and seeing "Kirk" get vaporized and thinking "oh no this is the end for Captain Kirk"....

young impressionable minds
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Old July 25 2008, 05:40 PM   #14
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2nd grade in 1991? Cheer up, you're not old!

I, on the other hand, am getting there. I was in the 2nd grade in 1971.
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Old July 25 2008, 08:54 PM   #15
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You punks! I was in the 2nd grade in 1960.
I have been a Star Trek fan since the summer of 1966 while watching
the "previews" of this new Science Fiction TV show. I couldn't wait for September.
Before that all we had was reruns of "Forbidden Planet" and "The Day The Earth Stood Still". Everything else was crap as far as Science Fiction was concerned until Star Trek.

Speaking of crap: I'm glad Nimoy liked the script. It's a good sign. But the proof is in the pudding.
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