Leonard Nimoy played Spock one last time in Star Trek Into Darkness. And today, on what would have been his 84th birthday, we at StarTrek.com wanted to share some behind-the-scenes photos of Nimoy as he prepared to portray Spock Prime in his final appearance as the iconic character. In the various shots—which are screen grabs from the bonus features on the Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray—he's sitting in a makeup chair, checking out his Spock-ified self in a mirror, and interacting with Zachary Quinto and J.J. Abrams.

"Getting the look right is a task," Nimoy said on the Blu-ray extra. "It's not as easy as just putting it on. The ears have to be shaped a certain way.. and the eyebrows. What was great for me as an actor was sitting in the chair and watching the face take hold. To see the character growing in the mirror... it's exciting."
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