In Star Trek, Spock wanted his friends and associates to "Live long and prosper." So does actor Leonard Nimoy: he recently put pen to t-shirt and drew his famed Vulcan salute ... and sold the limited edition shirts on Etsy.
Star Trek: The Original Series first aired on September 8, 1966, and in the 45 years since, there've been a ton of movie and TV spin-offs ... and also a ton of Trek-related lists we've tried to blow your minds with. Like 12 strange and silly versions of the original Star Trek theme and 17 everyday products made to look like the Starship Enterprise.
We don't know what Bruno Mars had to pay Leonard Nimoy to act like a complete creep in his new music video, "The Lazy Song," but it was worth every single penny.
Director Michael Bay has selected the actor who will voice Sentinel Prime in Transformers: Dark of the Moon ... and it's a very logical choice indeed.
Even though the Star Trek veteran had claimed that he was retiring from acting after playing the Vulcan ambassador and the Massive Dynamics founder for J.J. Abrams, it seems like the lure of sci-fi is just too hard for the septuagenarian to resist.
The stars of the various Star Treks are so burned into our minds as their respective characters that it's sometimes hard to imagine them as anything else. But they've all had careers both before and after donning Starfleet colors, including some well-known roles and some a little off the beaten path.
Bet you thought all the Vulcan salute meant was "Live long and prosper." But as Leonard Nimoy showed in this 1992 TV commercial for Hallmark Star Trek Christmas ornaments, it can sometimes have a very DIFFERENT meaning.
We knew the original Star Trek series first aired a long time ago, but somehow we didn't remember it as having been back during the Victorian era.
Can you imagine Star Trek without bloopers? Not us. They've been a staple of Star Trek conventions as long as there have BEEN Star Trek conventions. But it turns out that not everybody loves them. One person in particular who wanted them to go away ... was Leonard Nimoy.
We LOVE looking back at the bizarre parts our favorite actors took to put food on the table before they hit the jackpot with the roles that made them famous. (For example—those 15 weird roles Lost's actors had before they became stars.) The cast of Star Trek was no exception.