RIP Leonard Nimoy – Remembering Mr. Spock
Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83, the prolific filmmaker who is best known for playing Mr. Spock in the long running Star Trek franchise died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife confirmed to the New York Times.
Nimoy revealed his condition last year, caused by smoking in his younger years. He had been treated in hospital earlier this week.
In 1965, Nimoy played Mr Spock for the first time in the rejected Star Trek pilot 'The Cage'. He retained the role when the show was taken to series and portrayed the character on the small screen until 1969.
After success as Spock, Nimoy played Paris for two season on Mission: Impossible and appeared in Invasion of the Body Snatchers before Star Trek: The Motion Picture brought the original cast to the big screen in 1979.
He had a long and illustrious career, spanning over five decades, here at The Fan Carpet, we are deeply saddened by this loss and have put together this feature to honour him...
Star Trek (1966)
Nimoy portrayed Mr. Spock in the long running series that spawned Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in 1982, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock in 1984 which also saw Nimoy step behind the camera, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in 1986 and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier in 1989 which saw Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.
Mission: Impossible (1969 - 1971)
Nimoy portrayed Paris / Emil Vautrain in the series that followed an elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.
Nimoy voiced Galvatron, the reprogrammed form of Decepticon leader Megatron.
The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1991)
Set decades after Captain James T. Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers in a new Enterprise set off on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.
The Simpsons (1993 - 1997)
Cameoing as himself, Nimoy featured in Marge vs. the Monorail in 1993 and The Springfield Files in 1997.
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.
Reprising his role in the relaunched Star Trek franchise under the direction of J.J. Abrams.
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Voicing Sentinel Prime.
The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.
Returning to his role of Spock Prime in J.J. Abrams’ sequel.
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
Nimoy is survived by his wife of 26 years, Susan Bay and his two children.
R.I.P. LEONARD NIMOY • 1931 - 2015 • GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN