Leonard Nimoy visits the town with the name "Vulcan" in Canada.
He was the guest of honor at the christening of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, as the official Trek capital last Friday.
He appreciates the warm welcome and shares: "I think that the Spock character has been a role model for a lot of young people, middle aged people, elderly people like myself, a character of dignity, intelligence, professionalism. I am very proud to be associated with it. In all of these experiences I have never had an experience quite as touching as I am having here today and I am appreciating it. Thank you!"
Nimoy admired the bronze bust of himself as Mr. Spock by sculptor Nathan Scott in the Canadian hamlet. He also left behind his iconic "live long and prosper" hand-print. (Photos are by Glacier Valley Photography.) Nimoy presented the town with two special souvenirs: the Spock ears that he wore during the filming of the original Star Trek TV series and a lithograph of the original Trek cast, autographed by all of the original cast members, which will go on display for the next year.