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