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Adam Nimoy Set to Appear on Big Bang Theory Next Month

Adam Nimoy, son of the late Spock actor Leonard Nimoy, will make an appearance alongside Star Trek alum and fan favorite Wil Wheaton next month on the mega hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

Adam, who in real life an accomplished writer and director, will ask Dr. Sheldon Cooper to be in a documentary about his father in an episode entitled: The Spock Resonance.

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Leonard Nimoy with the cast of “The Big Bang Theory” in 2012.

In the episode Sheldon Cooper, while being interviewed, will struggle dealing with his emotions regarding his recent break up with Amy even though he is extremely excited about the documentary.

Leonard Nimoy never physically appeared in an episode of The Big Bang Theory, but he has been mentioned numerous times and he
did do some voice over work in an episode entitled The Transporter Malfunction, where Sheldon has a dream about a Spock doll that comes to life. Make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, November 12th at 7:30 to catch the show.

Leonard Nimoy with his son Adam while filming the documentary "Leonard Nimoy's Boston" in 2014.
Leonard Nimoy with his son Adam while filming the documentary “Leonard Nimoy’s Boston” in 2014.

This is a story which parallels real life as Nimoy is indeed producing a documentary about his iconic father and the beloved character he played for nearly 5 decades on television as well as the silver screen. Shortly after Leonard Nimoy passed away on February 27th of this year (see: Yesterday I Said Goodbye To My Friend Leonard Nimoy), Adam announced development of a documentary that he had been working on with his famous father. This documentary was to be about the cultural impact the Spock character had made, but with the elder Nimoy’s passing, the project refocused with father’s life as the emphasis of the piece. In June 2015, Adam announced plans to crowd-fund the project on Kickstarter, offering various perks to fans backing it. The Star Trek fans came through because a month later not only had the documentary titled For the Love of Spock received 100% funding, it broke records for the largest crowd-funded documentary to date. They were asking for $600,000.00 and they brought in a grand total of $662,640.00.

For The Love Of Spock is currently listed in production and will feature many interviews with fans like J.J. Abrams, William Shatner, George Takei, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Simon Pegg. The film will be narrated by NuSpock actor and friend of the original Spock, Zachary Quinto.

Speaking about the film Adam had this to say:

It’s my gift to my Dad, it’s my gift to Mr. Spock who I love and adore, it’s my gift to the fans who have supported us all these years.  It’s a gift really to myself to say something definitive about an incredibly interesting character who has inspired millions of people.

Do you have a favorite Leonard Nimoy memory? Will you watch For the Love of Spock when it premieres? Please comment with your thoughts!


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Tim Piland

Timothy Piland is a classically trained tenor and opera singer. He was born and raised in the Springfield, Mo. Area.

He has performed Roles for Springfield Little Theater, Vandivort Theater, Springfield Regional Opera and Mobile Opera. He has also worked for the Puccini Festival, and the Kansas City Lyric Opera.

In his performing career he has performed roles in: Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Man of La Mancha, Die Fledermouse, La Fanciulla del West, Gianni Schicchi and many other shows.

In 2007, he toured the United Kingdom with the Church of the Incarnation out of Dallas, Texas. This included a week long engagement at Westminster Abbey, as well as a 9 day engagement at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 2009 he originated the role of the Priest in "Frankenstein, Monster" by Le Wlhelm at the Gilloiz Theater.

He appeared onstage as Rupert Giles for, "A Class Act productions," in their ongoing presentation of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: A Reader’s Theatre Parody, from March 2010-July 2013.

In November 2011, he made his directoral debut, directing "Star Trek Live Onstage: The Trouble with Tribbles," also for "A Class Act." He went on to direct 14 of the next 17 episodes of that live stage show.

Each Christmas you can also catch him at the historic Pythian Castle where he performs in a, "Night of the Dueling Santas," a Christmas dinner show of his own writing. He has been the Ghost Tour Guide for the castle since 2010.

He has been featured on The Discovery Channel, SYFY Channel, The History Channel, NPR.

He is the founder of Harvest Moon Productions and oversees events ranging from concerts to straight plays. He is currently writing a book called "Ghostly Tales From Pythian Castle," which hopefully will see production at some point in 2014.

In 2013 he was cast as Dr. Howard Lagrasse in the 5 episode silent Horror web series SHADOW BOUND, for Arcane Productions. Most recently he was cast in a role in the feature film EVERYTHING, for Parallax Studio.

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