Leonard Nimoy, who announced his retirement from acting and conventions last year, was on hand as the Shuttle Enterprise touched down in New York City atop a jumbo jet on Friday. While at the John F. Kennedy International Airport for the momentous occasion, the now 81-year old actor spoke to Jason Carroll of CNN.
Nimoy, who appeared as Spock Prime in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek film, discussed Star Trek‘s connection with science, space exploration and the role the show has played in popular culture.
Well, Star Trek was always positive about the future, that was one of the great things audiences always enjoyed. It was always a very optimistic future, very positive. And I think one of the most important things Star Trek had to offer was to explain to young people what the possibilities of science were. To excite people about the idea of being scientists, engineers and so forth. We need those kind of people who have a vision for the future like that.
When asked if he’d appear in another Star Trek film, Nimoy didn’t deny the possibility.
Uhh, we’re talking. We’re talking.
Could this mean we’ll see Nimoy return to the role of Spock in Star Trek? It’s possible that only he and J.J. Abrams know that answer for sure.
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