Ottawa Comiccon - via Skype
2014 May 10
Leonard Nimoy was joining the Comiccon in Ottowa via Skype.
5:30-6:30 pm – Main Event Hall 4
Leonard Nimoy makes a convention appearance via Skype at Ottawa Comiccon. He was joining the con for a Q&A session taking questions directly from our audience members.
A big hand for Mr. Nimoy!
And everybody apllauded.
Leonard Nimoy: Thank you! Thank you!
After the first question technical problems arose.
Leonard was back soon and suspected: “I think Klingons might be playing around with it”
“That will always be my legacy,” Nimoy stated about the role he filled for so many years. He may play many parts but “he was the guy who played Spock.”
He’s happy to have been Spock for so long and loves Zachary Quinto’s version and doesn’t appear to mind the passing of the torch. When Keith Urban came by in person to crash the Q&A, Nimoy had nothing but praise for him and the new crew of the Enterprise. It could just be that Urban’s question was loaded: “Of all the actors you worked with on the new Star Trek, who was your favorite?” But it could be that he’s comfortable stepping away from it all.
“I’m now majoring in family and minoring in my career,” said Nimoy. Not all of the old cast were so happy about the new Star Trek, however. According to Nimoy, Shatner was pretty upset at being left out of the films and Leonard openly mocked him, though I believe it was the kind of mockery that only close friends can do. Nimoy recalls though that he had reservations about the revival of Star Trek when the Next
“My ego stepped in and I said can they really do this without us?”
They can, and they did, but that seems to be okay with most people. Shatner can get over it.
Thanks to Grace for this Link: Leonard greets the participants with the Vulcan salute. Click here