Video: Pharrell Interviews Leonard Nimoy

Friday, December 20th, 2013

For the latest installment of his ARTST TLK interview series, P sits down with actor Leonard Nimoy, who played the iconic Mister Spock on the original Star Trek TV series. The role inspired a young Pharrell, who would later name his record label Star Trak, and employ Spock’s famous Vulcan Salute in his BBC astronaut logo.

Leonard Nimoy, AKA Spock from Star Trek, and Pharrell discuss the creation of the Spock character, how the Vulcan salute came to be, and the controversy behind some of Nimoy’s photography projects. He also clarifies that his memoir, “I Am Not Spock”, was not meant to be negative and fills us in on the advice he gave Zachary Quinto before Quinto reprised the role of Spock in the latest Star Trek movies.

Previously: Pharrell Signs with Columbia for Solo LP | Pharrell Interviews Jeff Koons