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Bye-bye, Mr. Spock

Leonard Nimoy in 2011. (Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore.)

Leonard Nimoy in 2011. (Photo by Gage Skidmore.)

What did Mr. Spock eat? We don’t know, but your last chance to ask Leonard Nimoy is coming Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2, at Creation Entertainment’s Official “Star Trek” Convention at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont. The event, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the iconic TV show, will be Nimoy’s final public appearance — the octogenarian actor has announced his retirement.

Among the weekend’s events is a Saturday-night photography seminar ($199) with Nimoy and his stage appearance on Sunday. Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek”) will also appear at the convention, along with a variety of stars from more recent series and films. Special events include a live performance of “A Klingon Christmas Carol.”

Weekend packages are now sold out but single-day admission is still available, at prices ranging from $20 to $70.

While we don’t know what Spock ate, thanks to the vintage cookbook “Singers & Swingers in the Kitchen,” we can tell you that back in the ’60s, Nimoy himself was fond of cold celery soup.