Shatner is also working with Nimoy's son on a documentary about the late Star Trek actor

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William Shatner is planning to write a book about his friendship with former Star Trek costar Leonard Nimoy, who died in February at the age of 83.

The actor, 84, told reporters at the Middle East Film and Comic Con in Dubai, “I’ve been asked to write a book about it, and I think I will,” the Gulf News reports.

“Leonard and I knew each other for many, many years and one of the aspects of having a long relationship is, you validate the memories [you share]. ‘Do you remember when we kicked the tire of the car?’ But the two of you would validate each other. ‘Yeah, that was fun, but you had to be there,’ ” he told reporters on April 10. “When someone dies that is a friend of yours, all those memories begin to shimmer and slide away, because you think, ‘Did we kick that tire or did we not?’ and you have nobody to validate it, and gradually the memories evaporate.”

“That’s one of the tragedies of a friend of yours dying,” he added. “Friendship has multi-levels of meanings – old friendships, particularly. That’s the area I would examine in the book.”

Shatner also said that he would help Nimoy’s son Adam, who is working on a documentary about his father, called For the Love of Spock.

The project will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, which aired for the first time on Sept. 8, 1966, and will be narrated by Zachary Quinto, who played Nimoy’s Spock character in the two most recent Star Trek films, Variety reports.

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