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'Spock' in the final 'Star Trek' convention

'Spock' in the final 'Star Trek' convention

Leonard 'Spock' Nemoy attended his last convention event.

Los Angeles: American actor Leonard Nimoy, who has played character Spock in the original TV series 'Star Trek' and its seven film installments attended his last convention event.

The 80-year-old actor gave an hour long speech at the official 45th Anniversary Star Trek Convention, telling the crowd to live long and prosper, the Hollywood Reporter said.

"So emotional. Thanks. You know, my parents came from Russia. They came to the Unites States as aliens. I was born in Boston a citizen. Then I became an alien - a very unsettling feeling. My life quickly got pretty crazy – I hadn't anticipated what it would be like to be on a regular television series every week," he said.

Fans in the crowd held up posters and banners and gave the Vulcan hand signal he became famous for.

Talking about the event on twitter, Nimoy wrote, "So much to be thankful for. The video from the Star Trek cast. JJ Abrams. FUNNY. The wave of kindness from the crowd. My family there. (sic)"

Nimoy announced last year he planned to retire from the role he was most famous for, and wanted to hand over Spock to Zachary Quinto, who played him in JJ Abrams' 2009 movie 'Star Trek'.

"I've been doing this professionally for 60 years. I love the idea of going out on a positive note. I've had a great, great time," he said.

first published:October 06, 2011, 18:25 IST