Saturday, April 24, 2010

Leonard Nimoy Honored In Vulcan, Alberta

Leonard Nimoy had only great things to say about the new Star Trek Capital of Canada, Vulcan, Alberta, when he made his first every visit to the small town that has dedicated itself to Star Trek over the weekend.

Nimoy not only provided his famous Vulcan greeting handprint, but he also was onhand for the revealing of a bust in Spock's likeness that will be displayed at the town known already for statues of the USS Enterprise, and for its annual convention.

The town has attracted many Star Trek celebrities in the past, but the first from its actual adopted son. Nimoy caught wind of the town last year when Paramount Pictures couldn't arrange a screening of the newest "Star Trek" film in the town to help kick off the rebirth of the franchise. Nimoy contacted several outlets, including Airlock Alpha, personally to help plead for the town's chance to get the movie.

Paramount ended up arranging to bus many of the residents to nearby Calgary to join in the opening weekend festivities there.

Enjoy the great video from this event, provided by Vulcan, and to learn more about this amazing town you should visit on your next trip to Canada, visit