Updated: July 30, 2023
STAR TREK PHOTO GALLERY #18 (CLASSIC SERIES)
Righteous Among Mensches and Trekkies - Leonard Nimoy for his fellow cast mates!
George Takei shared this story: One extraordinary thing about him I remember: When Star Trek was going to be done as an animated
series, they cast Leonard, Bill Shatner, Majel Barrett and Jimmy Doohan only for the voice acting on that. And when he discovered
that Nichelle Nicholls and Walter Koenig and I were not cast because of budgetary considerations, he said, Star Trek is about
diversity, and if the two people that represent diversity to most, Nichelle and George, then Im not interested in doing it.
That was an extraordinary thing for an actor, to give up a gig on behalf of other actors. And because Leonard was so necessary to
the project, they cast Nichelle and me and offered Walter an opportunity to write a script. He was really an amazing man.