For those who were looking forward to Leonard Nimoy's participation in the next Star Trek sequel -- or perhaps an on-screen reunion between Nimoy and William Shatner -- you can forget about it. According to the Toronto Sun, Nimoy will be retiring from acting once he finishes up his final appearance as Dr. William Bell in the TV show Fringe. "I've been doing this professionally for 60 years. I love the idea of going out on a positive note. I've had a great, great time," Nimoy told the paper.

Regarding Star Trek, Nimoy admitted that it just wouldn't be right to continue on playing Spock when there's a new actor attempting to make the character his own. He notes, "I want to get off the stage. Also, I don't think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto (who played the younger Spock in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot). He's a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it's time to give him some space. And I'm very flattered the character will continue."

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