Bigfanboy Exclusive: Leonard Nimoy video interview on his Dallas Comic Con experience, retirement, and TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Bigfanboy Exclusive: Leonard Nimoy video interview on his Dallas Comic Con experience, retirement, and TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
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In my professional journalist career, I've met a lot of interesting and iconic people.  But every now and then you get one of those rare opportunities to chat with someone you hold in the highest regard... I include Leonard Nimoy in that group.  We've talked before, right after J.J. Abrams' STAR TREK reboot had come out, but I've yet to get a nice on-camera chat in the can, until now.  Over the weekend Mr. Nimoy was a special guest at the Dallas Comic Con, which was a huge hit, partly because of his amazing audio/video presentation on Saturday.  Leonard notes in this video that this may very well be the end of these convention appearances for him, as he's wanting to just relax with his wife and family.  God knows the man deserves it.  Outside of becoming the premiere icon of Science Fiction, and maintaining that title by going on the road for several decades meeting the fans, he's had an impressive career in a variety of creative fields - if you've never seen it, check out Nimoy's photography for just one example of what I'm talking about.  You can see the short but sweet interview below.  Big thanks to Leonard and Gary Hasson for making this possible, and thanks to Rachel Parker of DFWLive.org for shooting this moment.  And in case you haven't seen it, and are wondering what the reference is at the end of the interview, watch the hilarious Bigfanboy.com liner vid underneath first... and get ready to laugh.

And here's the interview from Dallas Comic Con - shot May 21, 2011

About the Author

Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.