William Shatner Collects Thousands of Star Trek Selfies for Tribute to His Friend Leonard Nimoy

William Shatner Posts Star Trek Tribute to Leonard Nimoy
William Shatner (left) and Leonard Nimoy
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08/12/2015 AT 11:15 PM EDT

William Shatner is many things: actor, singer, writer – and now he can add the title "digital art curator" to the list.

On Aug. 1, Shatner, 84, asked his Twitter followers to send him photos of themselves flashing the traditional Vulcan salute – the "Live long and prosper" hand gesture that his Star Trek costar Leonard Nimoy had originated on the classic sci-fi series. On Sunday, Shatner surprised Star Trek fans with the results of the request: a photomosaic tribute to Nimoy, who died in February.


In follow-up Tweets, Shatner explained that the image had incorporated more than 6,000 selfies submitted by fans. The mosaic was created in conjunction with @GISHWHES (aka the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen), a project hosted by Supernatural actor Mischa Collins. And yes, Collins' selfie was one of the 6,000 included, as Shatner pointed out.





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Shatner also Tweeted at Collins that the project had been submitted to see if it could possibly win a Guinness world record.
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