Famed Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy joins the Boston Pops orchestra and Harvard-trained conductor Sarah Hicks as the distinguished host of the space-themed “Out of This World” concert.
SD: First and foremost, how is your health doing since being diagnosed with COPD?
LN: That is very kind of you to ask. I am stable at the moment. I can’t walk too fast or too far. I’m currently attending rehab and trying to build up my stamina, but overall it is great.
SD: Are you still amazed at the continued popularity of Star Trek?
LN: I am and it is very flattering. I was recently asked my thoughts about the current batch of sci-fi movies and I find them dark and unenjoyable.
SD: Your role as Spock is a cultural icon, what was it like for you to see Zachary Quinto playing Spock in the reboot?
LN: It is just great. He is a great actor with a great heart. He really manifests the character of Spock. He truly was a pleasure to work with.
SD: As a photographer, what inspires you?
LN: I find inspiration through books, the internet, and friends. I am not one to carry my camera with me. I like to pick a topic/focus and then work from there.
SD: Being a Boston native, how exciting is to be performing with the Pops and what can you tell me about the show?
LN: I’m exciting to be returning to Boston. I performed with the Pops about 20 years ago and I am honored to be asked back. I have a great affection for the city especially because it is where I grew up. Boston gave me a sense of myself and shaped who I became. As for the show, I will be narrating while the Pops perform music from sci-fi movies. Thanks, Steve! “Live long and Prosper.”
For more information on Leonard Nimoy visit www.leonardnimoyphotography.com and to purchase tickets to see Leonard perform with the Boston Pops on May 23rd or 24th visit www.bso.org