Star Trek recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the TV series that started it all, and with everything that has happened in the Star Trek world in recent years — from the announcement of a new show on CBS All Access to the death of actor Anton Yelchin — fans certainly need an opportunity to celebrate everything that the franchise has brought them and all the ground it’s broken since Gene Roddenberry’s brainchild first hit the airwaves back in 1966.
Over the years, countless icons have emerged from the various forms that Star Trek has taken. However, few can compare with the pure fan adoration that centered around the late Leonard Nimoy. The actor is the only one to play a significant role in both the original run of Star Trek films as well as J.J. Abrams’s rebooted Kelvin Timeline.
That said, we’re looking back on Nimoy’s career and some of the best film appearances he’s had over the years. However, we’re limiting our list to only one entry per franchise (yes, even Star Trek) and eliminating documentaries from inclusion.