'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 Episode 7 honors cannon with Leonard Nimoy's Spock, fans say 'about time'

Trekkies jumped with joy when they saw Leonard Nimoy's Spock, obviously not the real Nimoy, but it was good to see him there


                            'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 Episode 7 honors cannon with Leonard Nimoy's Spock, fans say 'about time'
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The latest episode of 'Star Trek: Discovery' was a real joy for fans, as it featured footage from the original 'Star Trek' series. Trekkies jumped with joy when they saw Leonard Nimoy's Spock, obviously not the real Nimoy, but it was good to see him there. 

'Discovery' is trying hard to connect with the original series as well as 'Picard'. Michael Burnham's (Sonequa Martin-Green) brother Spock (Ethan Peck/Leonard Nimoy) were rather estranged siblings. What binds them together is their bond of Vulcan heritage. Both of them were raised by Sarek (Mark Lenard/James Frain), which further complicated their bond and only one of them made their way to the 32nd Century.

After the events of the original 'Star Trek' series, Spock worked hard to bring unification between the practically robotic Vulcans and the Romulans. This passion emerged in the classic 'The Next Generation' two-part episode, 'Unification', which featured the first time Spock appeared on the show.

He remained with the Romulans well up to the point where the planet was vanquished - an event that changed a lot of things,, such as the alternate timeline that the rebooted films were a part of, as well as the events of the recent 'Picard' series. However, the annhilation of the Romulan planet would have thrown the reunification plans out of the window.

Fans are over the moon on seeing the original Spock. "Ooooo. #StarTrekDiscovery just change history for our favorite aliens and now we have prime universe no 25% bullspilt Real GD Star Trek Cannon but how they hell did they get that footage I don’t remember seeing cameras around guess it’s that Star Trek III Magic camcorder," a fan tweeted.

"DISCOVERY, YOU ARE NAILING THIS! SPOCK!!! #StarTrekDiscovery," a fan tweeted. "Oooo. This going make #StarTrekDiscovery fans happy and also about time. Definitely feels worth wild and changes to make things more Trek," another wrote. "Leonard Nimory Spock  #StarTrekDiscovery," a fan wrote. "I see #StarTrekDiscovery is finally using Star Trek cannon more useful than paying lip services or rewriting history," a fan tweeted.



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

 

 



 

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