Obviously Nimoy was synonymous with becoming his icon as Spock in “Star Trek,” but Nimoy directed a lot of movies at the time in the mid-’90s. He didn’t just direct “Star Trek.” III: The Search for Spock” and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”, but also the comedy “Three Men and a Baby” and the TV series “Vincent”. Segal said that he had several meetings with Nimoy, who was keen to direct the film. “I met him at Amblin [Entertainment]and we had great conversations,” he said. He’s really excited about this possibility. “Given the sci-fi legacies of both ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Doctor Who’, Nimoy seemed like the right man for the position, but the station’s politics had to come and ruin the party. once again.
“FOX didn’t want him to do that,” Segal explained. “They were concerned that it looked like, ‘Aren’t we smart? We got Spock from the ‘Star Trek’ director.” “Segal said that the only way the station would allow him to take on the job of directing would be if he also had a part in the series, possibly The Master, which eventually went to Eric Roberts. Segal said: “That was. just an insult to Leonard, because that’s not the subject of the assignment.
There’s no way to predict whether “Doctor Who: The Movie” will be a hit if Nimoy takes the role, but that certainly can’t affect the film’s longevity. After all, Nimoy didn’t even direct the movie and we’re talking about how great it would be more than two decades later.
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