If you haven’t heard the sad news by now, Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83 due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which the actor attributed to his years of smoking. In honor of his memory, Syfy will be airing a five hours of programming this Sunday, March 1st from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Best known as Mister Spock from the various Star Trek television series and movies, Nimoy had a career that spanned over 60 years. He’s appeared in iconic shows like Dragnet, Bonanza, Rawhide, The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, Mission: Impossible, Night Gallery, The Simpsons, and Wagon Train to name a few. In fact, Gene Roddenberry pitched his idea for Star Trek as “Wagon Train to the stars”, so it’s kind of fitting to have had Mr. Nimoy appear in both.
For a list of programs and broadcast times, check out the press release below. All times are Eastern, so adjust accordingly.
SYFY WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO SCIENCE FICTION ICON LEONARD NIMOY WITH SPECIAL FIVE HOUR PROGRAMMING SALUTE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 1 FROM 9AM-2PM
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 Twilight Zone series; his guest star arc on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the final Star Trek original cast movie, Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country.
Following is the schedule for the Leonard Nimoy Tribute
9:00AM 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
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