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Why Would Leonard Nimoy act in Star Trek 11 if he is so old?

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The producers of the new movie wanted a younger cast so the film would appeal to a younger audience. Leonard Nimoy played Old Spock ("Spock Prime" in the credits) as part of the reconciliation between the new timeline and the old timeline.

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Leonard Nimoy's Spock is the symbol of all Trek; I guess they figured they needed him to reboot the franchise. I agree, because the message they wanted to convey was the original cast members endorsing Abrams' Star Trek ProfessorTrek 07:36, August 8, 2011 (UTC)

Somebody had to show Chris Pine how to act. Alas, even the great Spock couldn't accomplish the impossible. Admiral William Thomas Riker 01:12, October 16, 2011 (UTC)

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