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Nimoy’s voice will live on at Boston’s Museum of Science

Leonard Nimoy’s voice will continue to live on at the Mugar Omni Theater, an IMAX theater in Boston’s Museum of Science, a spokesman for the museum said.

Nimoy, who died Friday morning at age 83, has been opening each movie at the theater since 1988, theater manager Robin Doty said. The Boston-born actor is best known for his role as the pointy-eared Vulcan Mr. Spock on th “Star Trek” TV series.

Nimoy grew up in the city’s West End, the area where the museum is located.

Before the IMAX movies play on the giant screen, during the sound-check, Nimoy’s familiar voice comes on, and he recites some lines from the song, “Who Put the Bomp?” by Barry Mann.


“I think his voice helps acclimate guests to sound systems,” Doty said. “It’s always kind of fun and out of character for him.”

Doty said audiences enjoy Nimoy’s cameo appearance and that it is all part of the experience at the museum.

“He was very open and kind. He had a warm spot in his heart” for the museum, he said. “It’s hard to believe. ... He’s such a timeless person.”

Nimoy succumbed to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Rebecca Fiore can be reached at rebecca.fiore@globe.com.