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Friday, 23 April 2010

Nimoy beams up to Vulcan, Alta.

CBC News - Arts - Nimoy beams up to Vulcan, Alta.

Pointy ears abound in Vulcan, Alta., with Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy scheduled to lead a parade celebrating the town's status as "official Star Trek capital of Canada."

Nimoy was invited to visit the town after the actor backed Vulcan's failed bid to host the world premiere of Star Trek XI in March 2009.

Leonard Nimoy spoke to CBC News in Calgary before heading to  Vulcan on Friday. Leonard Nimoy spoke to CBC News in Calgary before heading to Vulcan on Friday. (Scott Dippel/CBC)

Nimoy's celebrity endorsement swelled interest in Vulcan, about 130 kilometres southeast of Calgary.

A railway surveyor named Vulcan after the Roman god of fire in 1915 but the town shares its name with the birth planet of Spock, Nimoy's character in the original Star Trek TV series.

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