Leonard Nimoy Retires…From “Star Trek” Conventions
Leonard Nimoy has attended his final Trekkie Convention.
Nimoy is best known for playing Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek TV series, which premiered in Sept. 1966. But the 80-year-old star says a weekend convention in suburban Chicago celebrating the 45th anniversary of the show will likely be his last.
He spoke for an hour about his life and career, and thanked fans for their support over the years by forming four fingers into a V for the infamous Vulcan sign. Some fans paid tribute to Nimoy and his most famous role by holding signs that read: “We love you Leonard! Live long & prosper.”
This isn’t the first foray with retirement for television’s Mr. Spock. In April 2010, Leonard hung up his acting shoes after a lengthy stint on the FOX hit Fringe.