“I want to get off the stage. Also, I don"t think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto," the New York Post quoted Nimoy as saying of his successor in the role of the USS Enterprise"s Vulcan first officer. “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," he added.
Nimoy added that his retirement also means he"ll be curtailing his public appearances at conventions and fan events.