Syfy Sets Leonard Nimoy Tribute

Syfy on Sunday will air a five-hour block of programming saluting Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy, who passed away Friday.

Begining at 9 a.m. Sunday Syfy will air two Star Trek movies starring Nimoy as well as the actor's starring role in an episode of the original Twilight Zone series.

Nimoy, who will be remembered for his iconic role as Mr. Spock in the 1960's Star Trek series and subsequent Star Trek films, died Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 83.

Following is the schedule for theLeonard Nimoy Tribute

9AM The Twilight Zone/”A Quality of Mercy”

9:30AM Star Trek: The Next Generation/”Unification: Part I”

10:30AM Star Trek: The Next Generation/”Unification: Part 2”

11:30AM Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country

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