Leonard Nimoy is rumored to make another appearance in the new generation of “Star Trek” films. Badass Digest reported earlier this week that Nimoy will also team up with trekkie veteran William Shatner for the upcoming “Star Trek 3”. There is apparently a plot-driven scene that will reunite the golden oldies in the rebooted franchise.
Devin Faraci over at Badass had the following to say:
“Shatner himself has been vocal about wanting to appear in one of these movies, and it seems like with professed Trekkie Roberto Orci helming Star Trek 3 he may be getting his chance. I have learned that the script for Star Trek 3 includes a scene that reteams Shatner and Nimoy onscreen as Kirk and Spock for the first time in canon since 1991’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.”
For those of you not in the know, Shatner and Nimoy played Captain Kirk and Spock in the early adaptations. They are considered the godfathers of space travel according to avid trekkie fans. Nimoy taken part in the resurrection of the franchise, but Shatner has been absent since his cameo appearance was apparently cut in J.J. Abrams-directed 2009 “Star Trek”.
“Star Trek 3” director Roberto Orci revealed earlier this year that the next installment would take place “deep in space” with the USS Enterprise travelling to a new world. The tidbits revealed so far seems more in line with fan expectations for the next installment. Trekkie geeks over at the world’s largest “Star Trek” convention voted last year’s “Into Darkness” the worst film in the franchise. Some of the sharp criticism was directed at the lack of actual space exploration and too many “Star Wars-style” action scenes. Hopefully Shatner and Nimoy will agree to team up for one last onscreen appearance, it will definitely be something to appreciate after all these years.
“Star Trek 3” is set to be released somewhere in 2016. Orci writes the script for the third installment with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne.