William Shatner has revealed a tribute to his friend and co-star Leonard Nimoy.
Shatner has put together a giant mosaic portrait of Nimoy, who passed away earlier this year, using “selfie” images of fans making the “live long and prosper” salute.
The Star Trek star first put out a call for fans to submit the images on August 1, but did not reveal how he would ultimately use the pictures.
“I need everyone’s help,” Shatner tweeted. “Take a selfie of you doing the LLAP sign and email the photo to NIMOYTribute@gmail.com.”
Now, he has revealed the ultimate work: an homage to Nimoy using 6,000 user-submitted images.
“Why did I ask for those LLAP selfies?” Shatner wrote yesterday. “It was a task for a charity scavenger hunt I was doing. Here is what we made with your help! And I put it into Guinness to see if it makes a world record!”
Nimoy, born in Boston, recalled once that he grew up “in a very Jewish environment and was bar mitzvahed appropriately when I was 13.”
Born to Yiddish-speaking Orthodox Jews from Ukraine, Nimoy narrated the documentary “A Life Apart: Hasidism in America” in 1997, about the various sects of Hasidic Jews. In October 2002, Nimoy published “The Shekhina Project,” a photographic study inspired by Kabbalah. exploring the feminine aspect of God’s presence.
J-Connection: William Shatner is Jewish, Leonard Nimoy was also Jewish.