It wasn’t that long ago that Leonard Nimoy announced his retirement from acting. He figured that, with a new generation of Star Trek actors taking over the reigns, he owed new Spock, Zachary Quinto, the spotlight by stepping down forever. It was hardly the first time that Nimoy said he was through and certainly, he’s earned a break. At 79, he’s had a long and very illustrious acting career and if anyone deserves to rest on his laurels, it’s him.
So, effective, he said, with the season finale of last year’s Fringe, he said he was done. His Spock ears came off, he was done being William Bell, no more convention appearances, he was going to spend whatever was left of his golden years relaxing. Good for him!
Except I don’t think he knows how to retire. In less than a year, William Bell came back on Fringe and now he’s announced that he’s going to make an appearance, not as Spock, but as a generic vulcan, in the next Star Trek film.
Come on guy! Enough! Now don’t get me wrong, I love Nimoy, he’s a great actor, I love seeing him, but when you say you’re done, be done already!
I guess some people just don’t know how to let go.