Leonard Nimoy

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Guess this means we can count at least one of the Spocks out of the Star Trek sequel.

Leonard Nimoy has announced plans to beam himself out of showbiz, saying he has not only given his last performance as Kirk's pointy-eared bestie, but has more than likely given his last performance period.

"I've been doing this professionally for 60 years," the 79-year-old told the Toronto Sun. "I love the idea of going out on a positive note. I've had a great, great time."

Capping off what he describes as his professional "victory lap," Nimoy recently finished shooting his final appearance on Fringe, and said that his presence at Calgary's Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend may also be his last time at a convention.

"I want to get off the stage," he said. "Also, I don't think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto. "He's a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it's time to give him some space. And I'm very flattered the character will continue."

Rest assured, that's one character that will live long and prosper.


So Leonard Nimoy's days on Fringe are numbered. Find out what's going down on your other favorite shows with Team WWK.

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