http://tvweb.com/leonard-nimoy-dead-spock-star-trek-dies-obituary/Yesterday, the world learned of Leonard Nimoy's sad passing. Known worldwide as the iconic Spock from the legendary sci-fi TV series Star Trek and the movie series that carried on the legacy, Leonard Nimoy succumbed to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 83. He leaves behind a vast legacy, which will be honored by both Epix and Syfy this weekend.
If you are looking to remember the actor, who meant so much to so many, or would like to pay your own tribute, Epix has two special programs lined-up that will be running from late Friday to Sunday evening. And Syfy has a 5 hour block of programing set to air in his memory on Saturday and Sunday. Here are the official press releases from both:
EPIX pays tribute to the life of Leonard Nimoy all weekend long by airing A Conversation With Leonard Nimoy and Star Trek Into Darkness!
A Conversation With Leonard Nimoy airing:
Friday 2/27 - 11:00PM
Saturday 2/28 - 5:40PM ET & 10:00PM
Sunday 3/1 - 8:00PM
Star Trek Into Darkness airing:
Saturday 2/28 - 10:15PM
Sunday 3/1 - 8:15PM
A Conversation With Leonard Nimoy: Leonard Nimoy shares insights and personal anecdotes from his nearly 50-year involvement with the phenomenon that is Star Trek.
Star Trek Into Darkness: In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Syfy will honor the extraordinary legacy of Leonard Nimoy with a special five hour programming salute this Sunday, March 1 from 9AM-2PM (ET/PT), kicking off with his role in an episode of the original The Twilight Zone series; his guest star arc on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the final Star Trek original cast movie, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Following is the schedule for the Leonard Nimoy Tribute:
9AM The Twilight Zone/"A Quality of Mercy"
9:30AM Star Trek: The Next Generation/"Unification: Part I"
10:30AM Star Trek: The Next Generation/"Unification: Part 2"
11:30AM Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country