From One Spock to Another on Abrams' Trek
Posted 03.27.09 by reelz
Leonard Nimoy, who just turned 78, will reprise his role as Mr. Spock in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and go face to face with Zachary Quinto, who will play a considerably younger incarnation of the iconic Vulcan. In a recent interview with SciFi Now Magazine, he explained his what it was like encountering his replacement on-screen:
You're seeing him even before the place I was playing the character on the original series, and you're seeing me giving a performance that's totally after all of that ... That was so weird, standing there and talking to him. We have a scene together that's a mind twister. We're both the same person, each coming from a different time frame.
It has been forever since Nimoy last appeared as Spock on the big screen, and almost that long since he last played the character in The Next Generation, and he says he's ready to pass the torch to Quinto, for whom he has nothing but praise. He won't completely rule out reprising the role in another trans-generational encounter though. "Never say never," he concludes.