The Orb 84: There Are Always Possibilities / by Trek fm

Leonard Nimoy’s Influence on DS9.

The passing of Leonard Nimoy marks a shift in Star Trek universe. Perhaps no character from the franchise is better known that Spock. And while this endearing Vulcan never graced the corridors of Terok Nor, his influence—and that of the man who played him—is never far away.

In this episode of The Orb hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing take a moment to remember Nimoy, how his interpretation of Spock informed the writing and performances of characters in orbit of Bajor all those years later, and even imagine some scenarios in which Leonard could have made a cameo on Deep Space Nine in a way that would have felt completely natural.

Running Time: 48 minutes 52 seconds


Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao, Ruth Ward, Lisa Stevens, Will Nguyen, and Kenneth Trip

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen


Spock Influences (00:04:52)
Playing with Vulcans (00:09:28)
Disseminating Spock and TOS (00:13:28)
Odo and Spock Connections (00:23:23)
Spock on DS9 (00:28:36)
Nimoy’s Impact on Star Trek (00:34:58)
Closing (00:36:47)

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