“The Big Bang Theory” paid tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy last night by inviting his son, Adam Nimoy, to film part of this new documentary “For the Love of Spock” during an episode.
Before the death of his father, “Star Trek” legend Leonard Nimoy, Adam Nimoy was making a documentary about his father's life. In the wake of his father's death, Adam decided to move forward with the documentary, incorporating the lasting legacy of his father's most beloved character, Mr. Spock.
The new documentary, titled “For the Love of Spock” was successfully crowd funded earlier this by thousands of fans and industry professionals. “Star Trek” captain and Nimoy family friend William Shatner played a huge role in campaigning for the project, which is currently being filmed.
On last night's episode of “The Big Bang Theory”, aptly titled “The Spock Resonance”, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor (and regular “Big Bang” guest) Wil Wheaton introduced Adam to Sheldon (Jim Parsons). Sheldon then answered a few questions and Adam recorded his thoughts on Mr. Spock and the lasting impact of Leonard Nimoy. It was a really sweet interview in which Sheldon recounted first seeing Spock in the “Star Trek: The Original Series” episode “The Galileo Seven.” “The Big Bang Theory” previously paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy, but this was a very cool and intimate way to continue to celebrate Leonard's life.
You can see Adam interview Sheldon in this clip from the “The Spock Resonance” episode below:
You can learn more about Adam Nimoy's documentary “For the Love of Spock” here.
“The Big Bang Theory” airs Thursdays at 8/9C on CBS.