BE­YOND THE 23RD CEN­TURY

Spock wasn’t Leonard Ni­moy’s only genre credit. Here are ten more…

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FRINGE ( 2009– 12)

Ni­moy’s swan­song role would see him adored by a new gen­er­a­tion of SF fans, play­ing tor­tured, reclu­sive ge­nius Dr Wil­liam Bell in JJ Abrams’ re­al­ity- span­ning drama. THE SIMP­SONS ( 1993– 97)

Skew­er­ing his public im­age, Ni­moy beamed down to Spring­field as an anec­dote- min­ing celeb bore. Re­cent ep “The Princess Guide” was ded­i­cated to his mem­ory. TRANS­FORM­ERS: THE MOVIE ( 1986)

In the un­likely com­pany of Or­son Welles and, um, Eric Idle, Ni­moy lent his vo­cal cords to Gal­va­tron in this an­i­ma­tion. He also showed up in Michael Bay’s third Trans­form­ers. IN­VA­SION OF THE BODY SNATCH­ERS ( 1978)

A jit­tery re­make brought pod- pow­ered para­noia to ’ 70s San Fran­cisco, cast­ing Ni­moy as a doomed psy­chi­a­trist.

MISSION: IM­POS­SI­BLE ( 1969– 71) How do you fol­low Star

Trek? Get drafted into the IMF team as suave il­lu­sion­ist The Great Paris, that’s how. Ni­moy ra­di­ated ’ 60s spy- fi cool.

THE OUTER LIM­ITS ( 1964)

Ni­moy ap­peared in the orig­i­nal adap­ta­tion of Earl and Otto Bin­der’s “I, Robot” ( un­re­lated to Isaac Asimov’s book of the same name) – and also the 1995 re­make.

THE TWI­LIGHT ZONE ( 1961)

Rod Ser­ling’s fa­bled an­thol­ogy show cast Ni­moy as a WW2 grunt in time- twist­ing tale “A Qual­ity Of Mercy”, along­side Quan­tum Leap’s Dean Stock­well.

THE BRAIN EATERS ( 1958)

“Crawl­ing, slimy things ter­ror- bent on destroying the world!” An early turn as a bof­fin in this B- movie schlock­fest, he was mis- cred­ited as Leonard Ne­moy.

THEM! ( 1954)

“A hor­ror- horde of crawl and crush gi­ants claw­ing out of the earth from mile- deep cat­a­combs!” Blink and you’ll miss Ni­moy’s un­cred­ited turn as an army sergeant fac­ing the men­ace of mu­tant ants.

ZOM­BIES OF THE STRATO­SPHERE ( 1952)

Ni­moy’s first dab­ble with alien DNA was as a ruth­less Mar­tian in­vader in this glo­ri­ously named Satur­day mati­nee se­rial from the ’ 50s.

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