From Spock to Sentinel Prime

From Spock to Sentinel Prime

Trekkie icon Leonard Nimoy who played Spock, will now join Transformers for its upcoming third movie, due out 30 June 2011.

2 Apr – Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock in famous sci-fi series "Star Trek" will provide the voice for Sentinel Prime the warrior robot for upcoming "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" movie, according to ComingSoon website.

Nimoy's character, Sentinel Prime, will play a pivotal role as Optimus Prime's predecessor for the leader of the Autobots.

Sentinel Prime will come to Earth after it was first found crash-landed on the moon by Apollo 11 astronauts in 1969. He'll then disguise himself as a fire engine to take part in the movie's final battle in Chicago.

Nimoy, who is related to director Michael Bay, is no stranger to the Transformers franchise as he was the voice of Galvatron in 1986′s "Transformers: The Movie".

Bay confessed that he wanted Nimoy who just turned 80 for the previous Transformers film, "Revenge of the Fallen", but feared he could not pay him enough.

Sentinel Prime, a warrior robot who is also the predecessor of Optimus Prime as leader of the Autobots

He added, "I was too scared to ask him. Plus, he's married to Susan Bay, who's a cousin of mine. So I had to be careful. I've met him at family functions. But he told me, 'I would be honoured. I'm glad to be back.'"

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" will be the franchise's final film and will be out in Malaysian and Singaporean cinemas on 30 June for the concluding showdown between the Autobots and Decepticons.