Pharrell Williams was left feeling emotional after meeting Leonard Nimoy for the first time as the Star Trek legend has been his inspiration throughout his entire career.
The rapper/producer is a lifelong fan of the sci-fi franchise and even named his first record label Star Trak Entertainment after the series, while his 2001 N.E.R.D. album In Search Of... was also a nod to the program.
The hip-hop star has long admired Nimoy, who played Spock in the original Star Trek series, and admits it was a dream come true to finally meet his hero.
He tells actress Queen Latifah on her talk show, "I met Leonard Nimoy the other day. It was emotional for me. As I was talking to him, I was like, 'Oh man, I'm just now realising I named my first album after your show.' And live long and prosper has always been my thing.
"To meet him was crazy. He was standing right next to me! I couldn't believe it, but he did know who I was."