They told me I was the right height and build, but I looked too much like Spock
Black had no idea that Nimoy, Shatner and Penn had, behind their backs, made a substantial change to the character of Spock
and the format of Star Trek.
Tributes to the star were led by Zachary Quinto, who played Mr Spock
in the 2009 remake of Star Trek and its 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness.
In 2009, he was back in a new big-screen version of Star Trek, this time playing an older Spock
who meets his younger self, played by Zachary Quinto.
Nimoy had often battled "Star Trek" creators during the original series over their conception of Spock
, and his input was responsible for developing many aspects of the character.
Readers should note that Leonard Nimoy has reprised his role as Spock
in the two recent "Star Trek" movies.
was raised in a strict household but by a mother who taught him to appreciate children and all they had to offer.
Currently filming in Los Angeles, the 35-year-old actor plays a baddie whose pressure point gets violently squeezed by Spock
Kirk and Spock
, a pair of lonely outsiders, meet at Starfleet Academy and forge a firm friendship, but the time at Academy is skimmed over as Abrams hurtles at breakneck speed towards space battles galore.
Seventy-eight-year-old Leonard Nimoy essentially came out of retirement to reprise his iconic role of half-human, half-Vulcan Science Officer Spock
for the "Star Trek" reboot.
Among the stars on hand were Chris Pine, who takes on William Shatner's old role as James Kirk, Zachary Quinto, who inherits Leonard Nimoy's Mr Spock
, Karl Urban, filling the shoes of DeForest Kelley's Dr McCoy and Eric Bana, who plays a villainous Romulan.
Child Development Theorists: Freud to Erikson to Spock