Leonard Nimoy has attended his last Spock “Star Trek” convention. Creation Entertainment CEO Adam Malin says he will be missed. He is one of the remaining legends that started in the original TV series in 1965. The series Vulcan has recently retired and celebrated his 80th birthday.
Nimoy recently announced his retirement and celebrated his 80th birthday. Aside from the series, he was in several motion pictures that featured his character. His fame as Spock is such that both his autobiographies, “I Am Not Spock” (1977) and “I Am Spock” (1995) detail his existence as being shared between the character and himself.
Nimoy began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni.
In 1965, Leonard made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot, “The Cage,” and would go on to play the character of Mr. Spock until 1969, followed by seven further feature films and a number of guest slots in various sequels and show spin offs.
Leonard spoke for an hour about his life and career, and thanked fans for their support over the years. Some held signs saying: “We love you Leonard! Live long & prosper.” “Live long & prosper,” was his famous catch phrase through the series.
Now 80 years old, Nimoy told the crowd at the 45th anniversary celebration at the Chicago convention that “this would be his last.”