Leonard Nimoy surprises fans with special Star Trek screening

April 9th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 9 (ANI): Spock actor Leonard Nimoy gave his fans a pleasant surprise when he screened the new ‘Star Trek’ film for audiences, who had come to watch 1982’s ‘Wrath of Khan’ on April 6.

Sci-fi enthusiasts in Austin, Texas, came to watch the classic film, but they were in for a treat when Nimoy introduced the first public showing of director JJ Abrams’ prequel.

After the film was over, the audience gave a six-minute standing ovation.

One filmgoer revealed that fans were “crying they were so happy.”

Paramount arranged for Nimoy, and the film’s writers and producers, to unveil the film to hardcore fans first.

And the audience from the unexpected screening immediately started posting reviews on Twitter.

In the new film, both Zachary Quinto and Nimoy have played Spock, reports the BBC.

‘Star Trek’, the 11th film in the franchise, is due for release on May 8 and had its official world premiere in Sydney, Australia on April 7. (ANI)

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