Even though he publicly said he was retiring from acting, it seems like Leonard Nimoy can be persuaded to come out of retirement if he’s asked enough times. According to TV Line, the producers of “The Big Bang Theory” have been trying to get Nimoy to guest on the show for quite awhile, and he’s finally agreed. One catch: Nimoy will only be heard, not seen, on the show’s March 29 episode.
In the episode, he’ll come to Sheldon (Jim Parsons) in a dream sequence, playing his most famous character, Spock from “Star Trek.” As fans of the show know, Sheldon is a huge Nimoy fan, mainly because he aspires to Spock’s level of rational, emotionless reasoning. Of course, Sheldon’s not a Vulcan, so emotions get the better of him more often than he cares to admit.
As the TV Line article points out, he’s lent his voice to a few other projects — and appeared in a pre-recorded Emmy Awards video with Jane Lynch — so he’s not out of the business completely. But, compared to his “Trek” co-star William Shatner, he’s a veritable shut-in as far as show biz is concerned.
Watch this clip from “The Big Bang Theory”: