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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Here’s what else is going on in nerd news around the Web:

Reefer Madness!:

It’s been fun, Spock. You will be missed: It’s sad, but true: 79-year-old Leonard Nimoy has announced his retirement from acting. Nimoy is best known as the man behind Star Trek‘s Spock and he had this to say about the decision:

“I want to get off the stage. Also, I don’t think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto,” he says, referring to the actor who portrayed a youthful Spock in last summer’s smash Star Trek relaunch. “He’s a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it’s time to give him some space. And I’m very flattered the character will continue.”

And for Fringe fans: Nimoy notes that he just shot what is his final scene as Dr. William Bell in FOX’s Fringe, which means Bell will be no more after this season’s finale. Hmm.

[via Toronto Sun]

A tad ‘Big Brother’ but probably a good call: The South Korea Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has banned children under 18 from playing games on the Internet between midnight and 8 a.m. by requiring the games themselves to kick off underage users. Another rule causes the Internet connection to drastically slow a connection if a game is played excessively.

[via Time]

FOX shows dino love: The network has ordered 13 episodes of Steven Spielberg’s new futuristic dino show Terra Nova. Friday Night Lights’ Kyle Chandler is in talks to star.

[via Collider]

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