A couple weeks ago the city of Vancouver hosted a Star Trek Convention.
Headlining the event was probably the two largest stars the franchise has. Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner.
Nimoy, who is more recently known for his work as Dr. William Bell on the hit sci-fi show Fringe, is no stranger to Vancouver. He has made several trips up here to work on the show that he was recently killed off on.
Shatner has also spent some time in the city over the years.
When they showed up to the airport to leave town after their event, they were polar opposites. Nimoy took the time to sign for the multiple people waiting for him there, was talkative & personable. Shatner on the other hand, was every bit the rude & snobby prick you have all heard he is.
Its disappointing that the Canadian was the ruder of the two, considering they were in Canada. But, I knew beforehand to expect rudeness from Bill. Its well known that he is not receptive to doing things like signing or taking photos with people for free.
Seeing him & Mr. Nimoy at the same time, seeing how they both dealt with the requests from fans & dealers alike in two completely opposite ways made me appreciate Mr. Nimoy a bit more.
If it werent for the fact I have absolutely no respect Bills work, or him, I would actually have lost some respect for him that day. Luckily. I didnt lose anything meeting him, because I already thought so little of him. The others there who got the cold shoulder from him...might have however been soured on him & the Star Trek franchise as a whole. Good PR work Bill.
Thank you for coming to town Leonard Nimoy.
Thank you for leaving town Billy.
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