How sweet! The cast of ‘Star Trek Beyond’ have paid a moving tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy through a new video created as part of their Star Trek: To Boldly Go charity campaign — a cause that was near and dear to his heart. Click here to watch!
Leonard Nimoy may have passed away six months ago, but he’s still being missed by the current crew of the USS Enterprise. In a touching video tribute to the original Spock, the cast of Star Trek Beyond remembered the acting legend’s contributions to the world while encouraging fans to support a cause that he himself championed. Click here to see their touching tribute!
Filmed on the bridge of the USS Enterprise spacecraft, the video sees actors Chris Pine, 34, Zachary Quinto, 38, Zoe Saldana, 37, Idris Elba, 42, and the rest of the stars of the blockbuster offering a Vulcan salute to their former co-star. Leonard played the iconic Spock character across TV and film over the course of five decades. Sadly, he passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 83-years-old on Feb. 27, 2015.
“Leonard was an actor, a champion of the arts and a true inspiration to so many,” said Zachary, who plays Spock in Star Trek Beyond. “Through his legendary portrayal of Spock, he influenced countless scientists and artists, myself and the rest of the cast included. It was an honor and a privilege to know him and to call him a friend. Leonard’s love for the human spirit shone through everything he did. He touched lives around the world and he is greatly missed.”
The video, which also shows behind-the-scene clips of the late actor in action, is part of the Star Trek Beyond Omaze campaign, which has been helping to raise money for nine different charities chosen by the film’s stars for the last several months. Among the charities listed is the St. Jude’s Children Hospital, which Leonard passionately supported throughout his lifetime. In fact, the day after Nimoy’s death, the charity’s national outreach director and actress Marlo Thomas, 77, revealed the actor donated $10,000 to the kids of St. Jude, a month before he passed. “Even in his very hard, last days he was thinking of how to help others,” she said on Facebook. “God bless you, Leonard.”
Star Trek Beyond will beam into cinemas in 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of the beloved sci-fi series. In the meantime, you can head HERE to revisit the actor’s five best Spock moments in his honor.
— Alyssa Montemurro