Live long, prosper and boldly go where no Star Trek cast member has gone before—to a rival big-screen franchise.
This A-list Enterrprise crewman has just signed on for a small but key part in Michael Bay's upcoming sequel, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, unspooling July 1.
Who is it and what's the role?
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Why it's Leonard Nimoy!
The erstwhile Mr. Spock will voice the role of Sentinel Prime a forebear of Optimus Prime whose rickety robotic body morphs into a mighty fire engine during the final battle between Autobots and Decepticons set in Chicago.
So much for that retirement!
Apparently he wasn't so hard to convince to unretire for Transformers. Nimoy is reportedly married to Bay's cousin and has a soft spot for the shape-shifting robot series, having voiced the role of Galvatron in 1986's animated film Transformers: The Movie.