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

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.”

In addition, Simon noted that it’s the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, which also calls for a tribute.

“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.”

Reflecting on his experience working with Nimoy, Pegg praised the actor.

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

And it’s not just in films that Leonard Nimoy is being honored, reported Entertainment Weekly. After voicing part of a The Big Bang Theory episode in which Sheldon (played by Jim Parsons) conversed with Spock miniatures in a vivid dream, Nimoy enjoyed meeting with the actors and creators.

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.

“The [Leonard Nimoy] DNA napkin is such a hugely iconic moment in the show,” admitted executive producer Steve Molaro. “It’s hard to think about topping it.”

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]. “

He mourns the loss of someone with whom to reminisce.

“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.”

However, as the Inquisitr reported, Shatner missed Leonard Nimoy’s funeral. He said he decided to prioritize a previous commitment at a charity event over his friend’s memorial service.

What do you think of the planned Leonard Nimoy Star Trek tributes? What’s your favorite memory of Nimoy? Post your comments below.

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