Original Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy, who reprises his role as Spock in J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Trek reboot movie, has spoken up in support of the small town of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, which wants to persuade Paramount Pictures to hold a premiere there, Airlock Alpha reports.
Nimoy says he's "disappointed" that Paramount couldn't work out the details to get Star Trek in the 2,000-resident town on opening day, May 8, and says he's going to do what it takes to make sure the town can be a significant part of the franchise's revival.
"I am very disappointed, because to say I'm sad would be too emotional," Nimoy told Airlock Alpha's Michael Hinman. "I'm sure they are sad and disappointed, and have every right to be. Something should be done, and I think they should mount a campaign and not accept this sitting down. I think they should get emotional about it."
Dayna Dickens, coordinator for the Vulcan Tourism and Trek Centre, told reporters earlier this week that the year-long campaign to get the film's premiere in the town located some 90 minutes from Calgary fell short. It's not that Paramount doesn't want to have the film in Vulcan, Dickens told Airlock Alpha Thursday; it's just they couldn't commit to bringing it there early enough for the town to build a screening room in the local high school.