Leonard Nimoy's pilgrimage to Vulcan comes as the 79-year-old actor announced he will be hanging up his Mr. Spock ears for good, retiring from the role that made him famous.
"I will not be doing any more directing or acting in films or television," Nimoy told The Canadian Press. "I have so many other things to do."
When Nimoy touched down in Vulcan, a small town about 130 kilometres south of Calgary, this afternoon, he was greeted by about 2,000 people from the town and the surrounding areas, CTV's Janet Dirks reported.
As for the grassroots campaign promoting William Shatner (Captain Kirk) for Governor-General of Canada:
"I have not only heard about it, I think it's a wonderful thing, because Bill desperately needs something to do," Nimoy joked. "I hope he gets the job, and I'm advising him to take it, so he can do something useful with his life."Captain Kirk, now that you're retired from Starfleet and somebody else is commanding the Enterprise, this could be your new seat, should the guy on the left offer it to you when the lady's finished with it. Nice chair, ain't it?