Leonard Nimoy Star Trek Tribute Planned: 'Big Bang Theory' Honors Actor As William Shatner Plans Book [Video]

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Leonard Nimoy will be honored with a Star Trek movie tribute. Penned by Simon Pegg, Star Trek 3 will tentatively feature a segment for the "Live Long And Prosper" legend, reported Comic Book.

"It would be crazy not to pay a tribute to Leonard in some way," asserted Pegg. "His part in Star Trek and his effect on the world through Star Trek has been enormous."

"It's also the 50th anniversary of the show as well, so I would hope there will be some kind of acknowledgement. What form that takes? Wait and see but he is literally a legend and his passing is very sad."

"He was extraordinary and getting to work with him was a real pleasure."

In addition, The Big Bang Theory often included references to Star Trek and even had a special game called "Rock, Paper, Scissors… Lizard, Spock."

As a result, The Big Bang Theory took time to honor Leonard, who died at age 83.

"The impact you had on our show and on our lives is everlasting," read the tribute photo.

As the Inquisitr reported, The Big Bang Theory episode in which Nimoy had a cameo is the holiday favorite.

In addition to the film and TV tributes, William Shatner is planning on writing a book to honor his co-star and friend, reported People.

"I've been asked to write a book about it, and I think I will," revealed the man known for years simply as Captain Kirk. "Leonard and I knew each other for many, many years and one of the aspects of having a long relationship is, you validate the memories [you share]. "

"When someone dies that is a friend of yours, all those memories begin to shimmer and slide away, because you think, 'Did we kick that tire or did we not?' and you have nobody to validate it, and gradually the memories evaporate. That's one of the tragedies of a friend of yours dying. Friendship has multi-levels of meanings – old friendships, particularly. That's the area I would examine in the book."

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