Friday, February 27th Leonard Nimoy, famously known for his role as Spock in the infamous Star Trek series, passed away at the age of 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, stating that the cause was the end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Nimoy publicly announced last year that he was diagnosed with the disease – which is attributed with years and years of smoking but Nimoy had given up the habit 30 years prior.
Referred to as “the conscience of ‘Star Trek'”, by Gene Roddenberry the creator of the Star Trek franchise – Nimoy was a star. The followers of the Star Trek franchise, known as Trekkies or Trekkers, have a deep devotion for Nimoy and for everything Star Trek.
Actor, film director, poet, photographer, singer and songwriter – Nimoy has done it all. Nimoy was born to Jewish migrant parents in Boston, Massachusetts. He began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and producing minor film and television appearances through the 50s. He also played Narab, one of three Martian invaders in the 1952 movie serial Zombies of the Stratosphere. Then in 1953, he served in the United States Army.
Nimoy is survived by his wife, two children and six grandchildren. While he may be physically gone, his spirit will live long and prosper through his survivors and the wonderful works he has created.
National Geographic’s ‘Killing Jesus’ is set to premiere on March 29, Palm Sunday, breathing new life into the story of Jesus’ life and resurrection. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch this must-see video feature, providing an exclusive look into the highly anticipated film. Don’t forget to tune into the National Geographic Channel this Sunday to watch this docudrama about one of the most powerful and influential leaders of all time.
Here’s a first look at the movie poster art from National Geographic’s ‘Killing Jesus,’ the upcoming film adaptation of the New York Times bestselling book about the life and crucifixion of Jesus. The highly-anticipated film will premiere on National Geographic Sunday, March 29, just one week before Easter. Watch the below trailer for a sneak peak at the three-hour film millions will be tuning into. We promise this is a must see!
This Easter Sunday, April 5th, 2015, join millions of viewers for the premiere of A.D. The Bible Continues and continue on a 12-week journey through what would become the most powerful global movement in history – the rise of the Church.
A.D. The Bible Continues starts with the Crucifixion and The Resurrection –catalysts that altered history. What follows is the epic tale of “A.D.” chronicling several of the most intense and tumultuous decades in history. The complicated birth of the early Church was a time filled with enormous faith, persecution, political intrigue, brutal Roman oppression and the desperate Jewish revolt. The entire world was transformed, and the course of human history would be forever changed.