Then, after the original Star Trek series came to an end, Nimoy enjoyed a two-season stint on another hugely popular franchise, Mission: Impossible. He also presented and narrated the documentary series In Search of… and Civilization IV, respectively, and trod the boards in various productions. And, ultimately, Nimoy would return to the sci-fi genre in the ’00s with a recurring part in Fringe.
However, the star also regularly showcased his talents behind the camera. After his first directorial effort on a 1973 episode of Night Gallery, he helmed the Star Trek films The Search for Spock and The Voyage Home. Nimoy in addition directed Three Men and a Baby, The Good Mother and Holy Matrimony.
But that wasn’t all. Indeed, Nimoy also penned two memoirs – 1975’s I Am Not Spock and 1995’s I Am Spock – published numerous works of poetry and released several albums during his glittering career. Sadly, though, just days after going into a coma in February 2015, the actor passed away due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83 years old.