Actor Leonard Nimoy (b.1931) died on February 27. Nimoy was best known for his role as Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek, as well as the movies based on the series. He also directed the films Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. In addition to his work on Star Trek, Nimoy was the long-time host of In Search of… and appeared in such films as Zombies of the Stratosphere and Them!. Prior to appearing on Star Trek, Nimoy had a recurring role on Sea Hunt. He appeared in episodes The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone.
Leonard Nimoy and Jeffrey Katzenberg have been named as honorees at the 35th Annual Saturn Awards, to be held on June 24. Katzenberg will receive the Visionary Award for his work spearheading the current round of 3D film technology. Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock in Star Trek, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.
At a special screening on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, following a preview of the new Star Trek film, a damaged version of Wrath of Khan was stopped about ten minutes into the movie. Without warning, Leonard Nimoy appeared on stage and announced that to make up for the disappointment, they would show the forthcoming Star Trek in its entirety.