1982 or 1983
Q.: "In ST II Spock has died. Now the crew is searching for him.
You have directed before and you have acted a lot – what was the most difficult thing for you in ST III?"
By Bobbie Wygant for NBC 5 KXAS-TV in Fort Worth/Dallas
The clip begins with takings from before the actual interview.
(Thanks for sharing this clip, Karin!)
Q: How much influence did he (Mr. Spock) have on your life?
LN: A lot, a lot. I am here because of Spock, I was in China because of Spock, all over the world, I have not been out of work since I played Mr. Spock in 1966.
Q: Leonard, did you have a hand in the shaping auf Spock's death?
LN (amazed): Spock's death? (laughing) Probably. It was a lot of conversation about it. It went on for a long time, several month of conversation about how it could work and what the impact would be. Very nervous thing to do, you know? A dangerous thing to do.
This program is hosted by teenagers.
They begin with a friendly and happy: "Hello Mr. Spock."
"I really kind of consider it a compliment because people believe in the character; and I always felt that an actor should try to make an audience believe that he is the person he is playing. So if people call me by the character-name that's all right with me."
Mr. Nimoy tells about how he got the role of Spock. "The one thing Gene Roddenberry had in mind for sure, was that he wanted the man to have pointed ears."
Star Trek II is out and "the audience is very broad and I think are really enjoying the picture".
When Mr. Nimoy started playing Spock, he was concerned because he didn't know what the character of Spock was really going to be. "But it worked out well because the character had developed dimension"
1979 Dec. 05
Introduction about the popularity of Star Trek. The host introduces Leonard Nimoy: .. and no character was or is more popular than Mr. Spock, played so impressively be Leonard Nimoy... You got 4,000 letters a week. What was the general thrust of those letters? Was it ‘I love you’ or did they ask you for something?
Hollywood News Conferendce & Convention
NBC News on ST I
Reporting Jim Brown on NBC News