Report: William Shatner working on official biography of Leonard Nimoy

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Aug 31, 2015, 5:38 PM EDT

The late Leonard Nimoy will get to "live long and prosper" thanks to the mind-melding pen of his BFF William Shatner.

Showbiz411 reports that the original Capt. Kirk himself is prepping the official biography of Leonard Nimoy, who played the Enterprise's green-blooded, logical Vulcan Mr. Spock on Star Trek for decades. The book’s tentative title is "Leonard: A 50 Year Friendship" and will be published by St. Martin’s Press sometime in 2016.

As some of you will recall, The Shat received a boatload of criticism when he didn’t attend Nimoy’s funeral due to a prior engagement. However, it would appear his daughters attended on his behalf, and Shatner has closely kept in touch with Nimoy’s family. When Adam Nimoy’s documentary project about his famous dad, "For the Love of Spock," hit Kickstarter for funding, Shatner stepped in.

The site also reports that Shatner and a co-writer have already interviewed a who’s who of people that were available from Nimoy’s past. But as you know, a few of the main original Star Trek cast members are already gone (DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Grace Lee Whitney) while some, like Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura in the series, were sadly said to be unable to do it (fairly understandable in Nichol's case).

What do you think about William Shatner writing the official biography for his friend, Leonard Nimoy?

(via Showbiz411)