Leonard Nimoy to Retire His Spock
Posted 03.25.10 by Ryan
Last year, Leonard Nimoy announced that his version of Spock had "run its course", but said he would be "more than willing to enter a discussion about it" should director J.J. Abrams call him about returning for Star Trek 2.
In a recent interview with The Calgary Herald, however, Nimoy said he's planning to retire his Spock — or as he's referred to after the Star Trek reboot, Spock Prime — and doesn't foresee a return to the role.
I don't see it happening. I'm comfortable. I'm not glad, I'm not sad. I feel like I've had a great ride with the character ... we started making Star Trek pilots in 1964. I've been involved in Star Trek for 44, 45 years. It's been a wonderful ride for me and it's been great for my family. We got to do some very interesting work outside of Star Trek because of Star Trek and I'm very satisfied.
Nimoy has still been working with Abrams on his TV show Fringe as Dr. William Bell, a role that Nimoy believes will be his last.
I certainly hope so. I've been doing it long enough, so I hope so. I've had a great, great run and I have no unfulfilled dreams or aspirations.