George Takei talks about his role in Star Trek, his current work … and why he donated his Starfleet uniform to the Japanese American National Museum.
Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role of science officer Spock in Star Trek back in 1966, hasn’t become as popular to modern audiences as co-stars William Shatner, the self-parodying Internet sensation, or George Takei, the Facebook tastemaker. But if he continues to make video shorts for Audi’s YouTube page like the one below (along with the current Spock, actor Zachary Quinto), he will be well on his way to wresting the title of Internet champ away from them both.
When Leonard Nimoy dies (hopefully in the very far distant future), he’ll have the words “I Was Spock,” written on his grave. That’s because he’s known worldwide and beyond as the logical pointy-eared Vulcan from Star Trek. But even his many fans, some of whom can tell you that Spock’s blood type is T-Negative, might not know much about the actor who plays him.