Spock returns to “Vulcan” for commemorative event

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Star Trek fans and residents of the Town of Vulcan, Alberta celebrated the town’s new status as “Official Star Trek Capital of Canada”, with a very special close encounter of the Vulcan kind. Last Friday, April 23rd, actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for his portrayal of Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek series visited Vulcan, courtesy of the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

To mark the historic occasion, town officials commissioned sculptor Nathan Scott to create a bronze bust of Mr. Spock that was unveiled by Nimoy during his visit. While in Vulcan, Nimoy left behind his iconic “live long and prosper” handprint that will be immortalized in bronze, and the cult icon presented the Town of Vulcan two unique items on loan from his personal Star Trek collection, including the Spock ears that he wore during the filming of the Original Star Trek TV series and a lithograph of the Original Star Trek cast, autographed by all of the original cast members. These unique memorabilia items will be on display at the Vulcan Tourism & Trek Station for the next year.

For more info on the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, visit www.calgaryexpo.com.

Check out some shots of Leonard Nimoy at the event, below.

CBS officially licensed Vulcan, Alberta as the first Star Trek capitol in the world and to commemorate the event and celebrate his retirement, Leonard Nimoy admires the bronze bust of himself as Mr. Spock Friday afternoon in Vulcan. (Photo credit Glacier Valley Photography)
CBS officially licensed Vulcan, Alberta as the first Star Trek capitol in the world and to commemorate the event and celebrate his retirement, Leonard Nimoy admires the bronze bust of himself as Mr. Spock Friday afternoon in Vulcan. (Photo credit Glacier Valley Photography)
CBS officially licensed Vulcan, Alberta as the first Star Trek capitol in the world and to commemorate this event and celebrate his retirement, Leonard Nimoy leaves behind his iconic “live long and prosper” handprint. (Photo credit Glacier Valley Photography)
CBS officially licensed Vulcan, Alberta as the first Star Trek capitol in the world and to commemorate this event and celebrate his retirement, Leonard Nimoy leaves behind his iconic “live long and prosper” handprint. (Photo credit Glacier Valley Photography)