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Leonard Nimoy joins 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' as voice of Sentinel Prime

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Transformers Dark of The Moon Teaser (1080p) from Michael Bay Dot Com on Vimeo.

tbd-transformers040111.jpgOkay, geeks, here's your daily fix: Entertainment Weekly says Leonard Nimoy has joined the production of Transformers: Dark of the Moon to provide the voice of an Autobot. Hey, when you're 80, you're not as picky about your roles anymore -- just ask Orson Welles, who was in 1986's Transformers: The Movie with Nimoy.

Nimoy will voice Sentinel Prime, the predecessor of Optimus Prime; the character's body was found on the moon by Apollo 11 in 1969, according to the movie mythos (watch the trailer above). But to get Mr. Spock to chip in his talents was still a big deal to director Michael Bay.

"I was too scared to ask him," Bay tells the mad. "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 honored. I’m glad to be back!'" And this time, he gets to play a good guy instead of that half-baked villain Galvatron. Are you with me, nerds?

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