BFFs and former co-stars William Shatner (who played the iconic Star Trek character Captain James Tiberius Kirk) and Leonard Nimoy (who played the iconic Trek character Spock) were spotted together at an airport in Vancouver, British Columbia this week lookin’ like the best bromance buds that they are after they appeared at a Star Trek Convention in Canada over the weekend. Here is a pic of the buds in Vancouver together:
Their characters Captain Kirk and Spock infamously teamed up to explore strange new worlds on Star Trek. But William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy are rarely spotted together these days and spend much of their time sparring through their Twitter accounts. So it was a treat for sci-fi fans to see the actors in each other’s company at Vancouver airport this weekend, after appearing at a Star Trek convention. At 79-years-old, the actors looked a far cry from the intrepid space explorers of their youth as they walked through the Canadian airport after the fan event. Both were casually dressed, with Shatner sporting sunglasses and a cream trilby and a tired-looking Nimoy wearing a baseball cap and specs. Although the actors are now good friends, they weren’t always so pally when the Star Trek TV show first started in the 1960s. Shatner admitted in his 2008 autobiography Up Till Now, that ‘Leonard and I didn’t get along.’ However, in later years, the pair’s relationship changed, with Nimoy telling the Los Angeles Times: ‘We’ve always been like two competitive siblings.’ The actors regularly use their Twitter accounts to make digs at each other.
I’m very pleased to know that the guys are friendly at last as they move into their golden years. The mere sight of these two hanging out just thrills my geek heart. And how much do I LOVE that Willy is wearing his boarding pass and travel documents in a layarded pouch around his neck … so cute! I’m not sure if we’ll be getting to see these two hanging out much in the future so THESE pics of the buds chillin’ and traveling together are just precious.