Sure, death does come to us all, but it still hits hard when it happens to someone you hold in high regard. Without a doubt, Leonard Nimoy was highly regarded by many, as seen by the slew of remembrances and tributes posted all over the Internet.
For us – and other Leonard Nimoy fans – he will always be Spock. But he is also reigns supreme when it comes to cameos, so today, we’re sharing with you our favorite Leonard Nimoy cameos.
Enjoy, and remember with fondness.
They say you’ve made it as a personality when you have made an appearance in The Simpsons. Well, Leonard Nimoy’s cameo in the long-running animated comedy is considered by many to be the best ever.
The episode, titled The Springfield Files, is obviously a spoof of X-Files, and the late actor was the narrator, uttering the unforgettable lines:
“Hello, I’m Leonard Nimoy. The following tale of alien encounters is true. And by true, I mean false.”
In the episode Where No Fan Has Gone Before, Star Trek has been banned on Earth. Fry takes Leonard Nimoy’s head on a quest to find the last episodes that remain.
The Big Bang Theory
Sheldon’s obsession with Spock, hence Leonard Nimoy, is known to everyone who watches The Big Bang Theory. In one episode (The Transporter Malfunction), Leonard Nimoy does the voice for Sheldon’s Spock action figure.
And, if we’re lucky, we should see a tribute episode in the near future.
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Definitely a favorite amongst fans (and highly recommended for even those who are not fans), the animated movie featured Leonard Nimoy’s voice as Galvatron, the upgraded version of Megatron.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
So Michael Bay is not exactly the best director out there, but his movies provide awesome audio-visual candy. Not to mention the spinning.
But this is not about Michael Bay, so going back to Lenoard Nimoy’s cameo. Giving Sentinel Prime his voice, the actor definitely brought the robot to life.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Atlantis: The Lost Empire may not have been a huge hit for Disney, but we think the movie has a certain charm to it. Add to that the fact that Leonard Nimoy gave voice to King Kashekim Nedakh, the ruler of Atlantis.
Interesting fact: Linguist Marc Okrand designed the Atlantean language used in the movie. He is also the same guy responsible for “making Leonard Nimoy wrap his tongue around spoken Vulcan in Star Trek”. (Source)
The Lazy Song
While we’re not Bruno Mars fans, we do know one of his songs, and that’s The Lazy Song. I suppose we all can relate to not wanting to do anything some days.
And when he released an alternate official video featuring Leonard Nimoy, well, enough said.
Writing this post proved to take longer and more difficult than originally planned, and we think you understand why. Seeing all those images, hearing the voice…
Let’s turn it over to you. What’s your best memory of Leonard Nimoy?