Leonard Nimoy – better known to many worldwide as the original Spock in Star Trek TOS – is going to unretire.
Leonard Nimoy has appeared in Bruno Mars’ latest music video for “The Lazy Song (Official Alternate Version)”. There already was another music video released but Elektra Records also came up with this one. The song from the album Doo-Wops & Hooligans was released as a single last February 2001. Over a million digital copies alone were sold.
You really have to see this, it’s for real. And there’s a cameo or two by Trek actors too so this can count as a new “sci-fi music video” .
Leonard Nimoy explained to the TrekMovie website how he got involved in this video.
I met Aaron Bay-Schuck in 1985 when I was preparing to direct St IV. He was 4-1/2 years old. I married his mother in 1989. Aaron is the Atlantic Records exec who signed Bruno Mars to the label.
Not too long ago, Nimoy also un-retired for the part of William Bell in the show Fringe (voice only, ok, for the episode Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) and he also will be heard as Sentinel Prime in the third Transformers movie this summer (Dark of the Moon).
Here’s the video with no further ado!
If you would like to view other classic music videos starring Leonard Nimoy, check out the Top Ten Sci-fi Music Videos List