Trek Untold

Hosted ByMatt Kaplowitz

"Trek Untold" is the Star Trek podcast that goes beyond the stars! This show features guests including character actors, stunt performers, directors, writers, VFX artists, and the behind-the-scenes people who make the Star Trek universe boldly go where no sci-fi franchise has gone before.

Trek Untold-Episode 160: The Life & Legacy Of Leonard Nimoy

The Life & Legacy of Leonard Nimoy

In honor of the late Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek historian and Nimoy archivist Bonnie Moss visits Trek Untold to tell us about the man behind the pointy ears. We get the inside story of Nimoy's life beyond Star Trek, discussing his passion for photography and the arts, reading some of Nimoy's poetry (and how that reflected his worldview), his opinion on The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, the feud between Nimoy and Shatner, what Nimoy thought of the longevity of Star Trek and Trekkies, and what his final days were like.

Bonnie is a lifelong Trekkie, and also tells us about the evolution of the fandom from its beginnings to where it is now in the internet age, why Star Trek was so important to her as a child, how a particular episode of the original series influenced her choice of profession, what happened to the original fandom when Star Trek was canceled after its third season, and more!

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