First portrayed by Leonard Nimoy in the original Star Trek series, Mr Spock also appeared in the animated Star Trek series, two episodes of Star Trek; The Next Generation, seven of the Star Trek feature films, and numerous Star Trek books, comics, and video games. In the 2009 film Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy reprised his role alongside Zachary Quinto, who played a younger, alternate-timeline version of the character and Jacob Kogan playing Spock as a child.
By April 1981, a revised script was completed that moved the character's death into the movie's final act. Spock's death scene was shot over three days, during which no visitors were allowed on set."For some reason fans got the impression that he [Nimoy] wanted Spock dead. He'd written a book "I Am Not Spock," and that gave people the idea. Anyway, when a fringe group of Trekkies learned that we were going to kill the Spock character, it was like we'd taken a child of theirs onto the Brooklyn Bridge with the intention of throwing it off. And their reaction was, "let's get Leonard."
The "Star Trek" phenomenon continues to amaze and confound me. It was incredible, and it still is, although it is gentler now than it used to be. For a time, it was hysterical – it was so wild I had to be very careful where I went. If I went to a restaurant, I had to plan my entrances and my exits so I wouldn't be mobbed and hurt. Same thing in hotels and airports – any public place. It isn't that hysterical any more, but it is still a potent force.