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The original “Star Trek” costars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, with their respective wives, attended the Walt Disney Concert Hall gala opening last weekend dedicated to Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, in his final season with the L.A. Philharmonic.

Leonardnimoy_3The Dish Rag asked Nimoy if he’d attended the wedding of his "Trek" costar George Takei (a.k.a. Lieutenant Sulu) to his longtime life partner, Brad Altman, and how he felt about Prop 8.

“We got an invite and sent George and Brad an e-mail and told them unfortunately we had to be in New York that day –- but we sent them our best wishes,” said Nimoy.

He added: “Absolutely NO on Prop 8 because I believe that gay people have every right to get married and share their lives. George and Brad have been together for many years. They have every right to be together in any way they choose. Prop 8 is completely unjust.”

Shatner was all too happy to talk about the night’s honoree: “I have followed Esa’s career to when he first came here, then to the Hollywood Bowl then to this amazing musical venue here.”

Since it was reported Takei did not invite him to his wedding due to their acrimonious history, we just asked about Prop 8.

“That’s not about music,” said Shatner, before concluding our chat. “That has a dissident sound to it." 

Dissident? Or just dissonant?

What’s up with Shatner?

How do you vote on Prop 8, which would make further gay marriages, such as Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s nuptials, unlawful in California?

Photos: William Shatner and his wife, Elizabeth. Leonard Nimoy and his wife, Susan.
Courtesy of Mathew Imaging

Reporting: Leah Sydney

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead