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  • ‘Star Trek’ star Leonard Nimoy ‘doing OK’ after lung disease diagnosis

    February 7, 2014 | 12:13 am

    Veteran actor Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock in the 1960s television series "Star Trek" and a string of feature films that followed, said he was "doing OK" after being diagnosed with lung disease and urged fans on Thursday to quit smoking.

    "Smokers, please understand. If you...

  • Temple Israel to hold star-studded musical gala

    April 10, 2013 | 6:21 am

    With a little help from his friends — and “Friends” — Danny Maseng is working to reinvent Temple Israel of Hollywood’s (TIOH) annual gala.

    Sure, the wine, dinner and honorees will be at the Hollywood Boulevard synagogue on the evening of April 27. But so will a number of...

  • March 23-29

    By Ryan Torok

    March 20, 2013 | 6:52 am

    SAT MARCH 23

    “SELECTED SHORTS 2013: PASSIONS AND PURSUITS”

    The popular public-radio series is back with live performances, featuring actors from stage and screen — including Leonard Nimoy, Josh Radnor and Parker Posey — reading classic and new short fiction about the pleasures...

  • Who doesn’t want a two-state solution?

    July 1, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    For an unreconstructed Trekkie, it was an irresistible hook.

    Leonard Nimoy, whose Spockian pointy ears and hyperlogical thinking thrilled me as a youth, sent me a letter on behalf of Americans for Peace Now. And it was, if I may say so, “fascinating,” although not as Nimoy...

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  • Leonard Nimoy’s Vulcan logic: A two-state solution

    By Jay Firestone

    June 7, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    Anyone mildly familiar with “Star Trek” may recall that the character Spock—half-alien, half-human—struggles to purge his emotions and embrace the logical, detached disposition of the Vulcan people.

    What would the logical, yet emotionally torn Spock have to say about the...

  • Nimoy retiring Spock ears?

    By Adam Wills

    September 8, 2009 | 5:57 pm

    Leonard Nimoy told fans at a DragonCon panel that he will not return as Elder Spock in the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ 2009 “Star Trek,” Geeks of Doom reported:

    “There are no plans for me to return for the second movie,” he said in response to a question asked by an attendee.

    ...
  • Stars boldly go to ‘Trek’

    By Adam Wills

    May 1, 2009 | 6:55 pm

    Last night’s Hollywood premier of this summer’s eagerly anticipated “Star Trek” drew a diverse crowd, from classic “Trek” stars to Heidi Klum and one of the “Girls Next Door.” Among the J-listers at Grauman’s Chinese Theater walking the black carpet (red carries a negative...

  • The Nimoys: A father and son, with space between them

    September 24, 2008 | 10:26 pm

    When Adam Nimoy was growing up, he felt alienated from his famous father.

    Leonard Nimoy's work as the Vulcan Mr. Spock on "Star Trek" and his numerous other film and TV projects on both sides of the camera provided a comfortable West Coast lifestyle for his baby boom family.

    But the...

  • Final Frontier calls to Nimoy

    By Josh Richman

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The new "Star Trek" film's trailer shows a vast shipyard where the U.S.S. Enterprise is under construction, as a voice intones that famous phrase, "Space, the final frontier . . ."

    Ah, that deep, rich voice. It's unmistakable. Spock is back.

    In 2002, Leonard Nimoy, now 76, said he...

  • Q & A With Leonard Nimoy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Leonard Nimoy -- best known as "Star Trek's" logical Mr. Spock -- wants the Griffith Observatory to go where no observatory has gone before. So he became one of the staunchest advocates of the landmark's mammoth renovation and expansion project, along with his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy,...
  • Bimah Me Up, Scotty!

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Leonard Nimoy was creating the Mr. Spock character for "Star Trek" in 1966, he remembered a thrilling moment from his childhood Orthodox synagogue. It was Yom Kippur, and the Kohanim, representatives of the priestly tribe, swayed on the bimah, their long tallitot draped over...

  • Censoring Mr. Spock

    By Joe Berkofsky

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Naked women covered in ... tallitot and tefillin? The black-and-white photographs in "Shekhina" (Umbrage Editions, $39.95) a new book by Leonard Nimoy -- a.k.a. "Star Trek's" Mr. Spock -- have ignited a debate in the Jewish community over art and censorship.

    The storm over "Shekhina"...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Settlers Protest Outpost Dismantling

    Jewish settlers protested at an illegal outpost in the West Bank to oppose army plans to dismantle mobile homes there. According to witnesses, protesters beat up journalists and stoned their cars Wednesday, damaging camera equipment. At midday,...

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