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Old 09-02-2010, 08:31 AM
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Default Nimoy Will Not Be Back in Star Trek 2-Confirmed

http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/interview-leonard-nimoy/

A new Sci-Fi Now interview with Leonard Nimoy reinforces that he will likely not be in Star Trek 2.

Leonard Nimoy: " I have announced my retirement. I will not be doing any more television or movie acting or directing."

With your retirement, it sounds like you won’t be in the next Star Trek film, but is there any word on whether or not William Shatner might be in it?

"I have no idea, in regard to Bill Shatner. I’m quite sure, and I think I can be definitive about the fact, that I will not be in it. I think it’s time for me to get off the stage and make some room for Zachary Quinto, who is the new Spock. I think he’s a wonderful actor, who looks a lot like me. I’m very flattered that the character will be continued by an actor of that caliber. He’s very well-trained and very talented. I have no expectations, whatsoever, of even being asked to be in the next Star Trek film. I cannot speak for JJ Abrams and Bill Shatner. If they have a common interest, I hope it works out."
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:08 AM
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Not a complete surprise. He has indicated as such, but I think he keeps getting asked anyway.

I think he's satisfied that he 'passed the torch' over and that the new cast should now be allowed to have their moment in the roles, wherever that may take them.

Happy Retirement, Mr Nimoy!
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It was a great ride while it lasted, tho
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I saw him on TV a few months ago and he seems very happy with the idea of being retired and focusing on his photography. He can do that on his own time without traveling.
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It was a great ride while it lasted, tho
Yeah, it certainly was nice to tell my friends that he was coming back for the new Star Trek (2009).
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Paramount: Len, will you come back for another Trek movie.
Nimoy: I'm happily retired, but thank you for the offer.
Paramount: We'll offer you 10 million for juicy Spock role in the next movie.
Nimoy: Thank you for the offer. I'm happily coming out of retirement, one more time.
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Paramount: Len, will you come back for another Trek movie.
Nimoy: I'm happily retired, but thank you for the offer.
Paramount: We'll offer you 10 million for juicy Spock role in the next movie.
Nimoy: Thank you for the offer. I'm happily coming out of retirement, one more time.
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Paramount: Len, will you come back for another Trek movie.
Nimoy: I'm happily retired, but thank you for the offer.
Paramount: We'll offer you 10 million for juicy Spock role in the next movie.
Nimoy: Thank you for the offer. I'm happily coming out of retirement, one more time.
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Well, the publicity was good. He recently had a gallery opening in Boston for his photography.

Here's the next question, would it even be a good idea to have him in the second movie?

I say no. It creates dependence. Same reason why the Shat shouldn't be in the sequel. Let's see if this cast can carry a movie on their own, no reliance on TOS cast. TNG did it with FC, let's see if these guys can do it.
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Well, the publicity was good. He recently had a gallery opening in Boston for his photography.

Here's the next question, would it even be a good idea to have him in the second movie?

I say no. It creates dependence. Same reason why the Shat shouldn't be in the sequel. Let's see if this cast can carry a movie on their own, no reliance on TOS cast. TNG did it with FC, let's see if these guys can do it.
Pretty much what I was going to say.

For telling an origin story, and being mostly a surface-level type adventure, ST09 may actually have performed too well for its own good, at least critically speaking. That's not an enviable position to be in.

Everyone's really going to have to be at the top of their game this time, if they want to follow up and show us what they're capable of. And I don't think that would be possible if they knew they could always invite Nimoy back and let media buzz continue carrying the franchise mainstream. There would be the danger of ST once again becoming too safe.

And I think most of us agree, Zach did just fine in Nimoy's shoes.

[EDIT] And the less said about Shatner joining this incarnation of the series, the better. This commercialized reboot is a bigger game than he's up for, and his abilities can only bring it down. (I even suspect it's partly the reason he wasn't invited in the first place).

I figure if Shatner's still alive when ST returns to television -and it probably will, sooner than I would like- then we'll talk.
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