Leonard Nimoy Retiring From Star Trek Altogether
A little more than a month ago we posted an article detailing Leonard Nimoy's plans to walk away from the convention circuit. Today, we learn that he's actually walking away from Trek altogether. That's right ladies and gents, Spock is going to retire. According to and interview with Toronto Sun Leonard is ready to "Get off the stage".
“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.” He's also very confident in Zachary Quinto's potrayal of Spock in the upcoming Star Trek sequel. “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.”.
As far as conventions go, Spock also confides that this year “could be the last go-round for that too”. We can't really blame him for wanting to spend sometime away from the limelight. He's been acting for over 50 years and heck, he probably doesn't need the dough anymore.
He did have some heart warming comments about the convention scene though. Leonard describes it as a “a love fest. I’m so grateful to the fans. I call these kind of experiences a victory lap ... It’s like having a family meeting — a family reunion.” We'll be there in Vegas and will definitely be attending his talks. Can't miss Spock on his victory lap.
(quote source Toronto Sun)