From the final frontier to the last frontier, Leonard Nimoy paid his first visit to Alaska since 1972 this week, with stops in Anchorage, Seward, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.
Alaska. First time here since 1972. Great people. Amazing state. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) June 24, 2013
He tweeted Tuesday announcing his cruise, and that inspired some fans in Ketchikan to wander around town in hopes of a sighting. KRBD was lucky to get a brief encounter with the actor, best known for his portrayal of Mr. Spock, a beloved and very logical character on the original Star Trek series.
Anchorage, Seward, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan. One beautiful trip. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) June 25, 2013
Nimoy, traveling with his family, says he’s enjoyed his Alaska vacation.
“We’ve had a fabulous time,” he said. “Beautiful country, beautiful city, great people.”
Nimoy is a passenger aboard the Silver Shadow.
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- The creator of the Facebook page the Juneau Community Collective is running for public office and that created a problem. He had to figure out how to continue moderating political comments on the page without falling into a conflict of interest.