Leonard Nimoy played Spock one last time in Star Trek Into Darkness. And today, on what would have been his 84th birthday, we at StarTrek.com
wanted to share some behind-the-scenes photos of Nimoy as he prepared
to portray Spock Prime in his final appearance as the iconic character.
In the various shots—which are screen grabs from the bonus features on
the Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray—he's sitting in a makeup
chair, checking out his Spock-ified self in a mirror, and interacting
with Zachary Quinto and J.J. Abrams."Getting
the look right is a task," Nimoy said on the Blu-ray extra. "It's not
as easy as just putting it on. The ears have to be shaped a certain
way.. and the eyebrows. What was great for me as an actor was sitting in
the chair and watching the face take hold. To see the character growing
in the mirror... it's exciting."
Francisco Javier Just Vernet