via Fred Topel at Sci Fi Wire

Leonard Nimoy says Star Trek doesn’t need him anymore

Leonard Nimoy may have made his final appearance as Spock in the Star Trek reboot. He says he doesn’t think the series needs him anymore. As plans for a sequel develop, Nimoy does not expect to be involved.


“I frankly, frankly doubt that I will be called upon again,” Nimoy said in a conference call on Oct. 7 while promoting his appearance on Fringe. “I think I was useful in his last film to help bridge between the original characters, the original actors, and the new cast. They have a wonderful new cast in place, and I’m sure they’ll move ahead with them.”

“I don’t see, at the moment, why they would need me in the next film, although if they called me, I’d be happy to have a conversation about it,” Nimoy said. “My understanding is they’re working on a script right now. I expect there’s going to be some time before they really know exactly who they need and what they need.”

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Trek 2 shocker: The Original Spock and Kirk-in 3-D?

We’ve reported scattered comments about the Star Trek sequel development ever since Star Trek came out. Throughout the summer, director J.J. Abrams and writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have hinted at their early development as they promoted their show Fringe and the writers’ movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.


We’ve compiled the eight directives, if you will, that they gave for their sequel to the biggest Star Trek film of all.

They’re thinking big The best Treks addressed philosophical, ethical or social issues that made sense even if you didn’t understand future technology or alien cultures. That’s where they want the sequel to go, but don’t worry. They’re not doing Gitmo. “It is the job of the next film to go a little bit deeper,”

Mr. Nimoy, you are still Spock Perhaps Leonard Nimoy was just being modest when he said Star Trek doesn’t need him anymore. Abrams and company still welcome him. “I can’t imagine a Star Trek movie not needing him,” Abrams said.

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Even if you didn’t need Leonard Nimoy in the movie, why wouldn’t you want to? They probably could have gotten away with the plot of the newest one without him, but he’s awesome so if he says yes then use him. One of the things that got me hooked with Futurama is his cameo in the pilot.  An I’m wondering how they would get the old Kirk into the new movie; they had a reason for the original Spock.

What do you think about the new plot ideas? Would you like to see the next one in 3-D?