Two members of the Star Trek family are about to form a real-life family of their own.
Adam Nimoy, the son Star Trek star and legend Leonard Nimoy, and Terry Farrell, the actress who played Jadzia Dax through six seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, are engaged to be married.
The relationship between Nimoy and Farrell was only made public during this year’s Star Trek Las Vegas convention when Farrell was interview on stage by Nimoy.
The engagement announcement came later via Twitter when film critic and Trekkie Scott Mantz made the news public.
Farrell thanked fans for their well-wishes and support in the most appropriate way possible, tweeting, “Thank you all for you amazingly sweet well wishes and support! May you all LLAP (Live Long and Prosper)!!!”
Thank you all for you amazingly sweet well wishes and support! May you all LLAP!!! 💞🖖🏽☺️🎉— Terry Farrell (@4TerryFarrell) August 18, 2017
Adam Nimoy’s involvement with the Star Trek franchise goes deeper than simply being the son of one of the franchise’s most iconic actors. Nimoy was assistant to director Nicholas Meyer on the set of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and himself directed two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Rascals” and “Timescape.”
Following the death of his father, Nimoy successfully used Kickstarter to fund a documentary titled For the Love of Spock. Directed by Adam Nimoy, the film looked at Leonard Nimoy’s relationship with his famous character throughout his life.
Nimoy is currently working on a documentary about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Titled What We Left Behind, the documentary will feature in depth interviews with the show’s stars, including Farrell, and those who worked on the series behind the scenes. Nimoy hopes to have the film ready to premiere in time for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s 25th anniversary.
Farell exited her role as Jadzia Dax when her contract expired following the show's sixth season, just before the final season of the series, and took a job playing Reggie Costas on the sitcom Becker. She's remains active in the Star Trek community, frequently noting that she regrets leaving Dax behind so soon and sometimes even getting into costume and makeup as the character for appearances.