Star Trek may have aired 50 years ago, but it is still loved by many television viewers today. Fans of the original series have seen some of the castmembers pass away in recent years and the death of Leonard Nimoy had a huge impact on Trekkie fandom. Nimoy created other characters and shared more projects on the small screen, but he was always known as Spock to loyal fans.
Trek Today reports that a book written by William Shatner about his friend and co-star is coming out in 2016. A release date of February 2 has just been set for the book titled Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man.
The book includes William Shatner’s observations about the artist loved by many Star Trek fans. Shatner interviewed many others about their experiences with Leonard Nimoy.
William Shatner’s tribute Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man. will be published in February pic.twitter.com/238dFAEMlB
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Shatner spoke about the book back in August.
“I’m writing a book about Leonard. I had a brother, whose life arc was so much like mine that we understood each other completely. Our age, our birth, the same types of problems in our marriages – our careers arced in the same manner.”
Shatner is the most visible of the remaining cast members of Star Trek. He has embraced social media, and he makes it a point to attend Comic Con each year.
On Sunday night, he made an appearance on AMC series Comic Book Men, and he expressed his amazement over the upcoming anniversary of Star Trek. The original series has spawned several films and spin-off series since its release. In a clip, he said, “It’s phenomenal. In a couple of months it will be the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. 50 years ago I started playing it!”
Will you be picking up William Shatner’s book in February? Are you still a Star Trek fan? Tell us what you think.
I meant the Bennett tracking for over 50 years and I’m 57 now it started watching it when I was just a little. So it’s been a great show and I hope they keep new shows coming and Leonard Nimoy was the heart of the show we love them it was a healthy character and he was always a gentleman and with William Shatner there were teams they were great together the whole crew were great together.
Leonard Nimoy has been a role model to me and one of my heros. It saddened me to no end when he passed away last February and I still have not gotten over it. I miss him so much. Spock was my favorite character in Star Trek and that character has helped me get through life in many ways. Nimoy has been so much a part of my life and my growing up. Nimoy has always been there and has had an amazing career (he was in movies from 1951-2013–WOW!!) Also Leonard Nimoy the man has always been a true… Read more »
I am a track and I love Star Trek it is been watched my whole life since I was a kid and I am NOT he 7 years old makes it soon I’ve been watching it from the beginning I just hope that they come out with another Star Trek show or another show like they’ve had the last couple of ones that came out it was great so lets make another show just for Star Trek and all our friends and I can’t wait I will pick up the book from Leonard Nimoy.
I’m a huge fan of Star Trek. Star Trek also spawned my love of sci-fi. To this day, I choose sci-fi before I watch any other type of TV show or movie. Captain Kirk and Spock let this country girl believe that the impossible was possible. I only wish I could go to Comic Con, but at least I can buy the book. 🙂
Husband & I plan to grab one.
I will always be a fan but I don’t consider myself a Trekie like going to conventions as a character. I evolved to more of a Next Gen fan favorite but the original series was the begging –
May the dream of space exploration and World Unity ” Live Long Forever ! “
I am a Trekkie and 50 years ago my little kids and I watched it every Wed. night.
We had a supper picnic on the living room, to eat and watch the show. They
love it too.