As Twitchy reported yesterday, Mariah Carey has officially joined “American Idol” as a judge. That’s left a bitter taste in Nimoy’s mouth. Who knew Spock harbored a secret desire to sit on a talent show judging panel (or that he can be easily bought)?

We love ourselves some good-natured ribbing. Teehee!

Nimoy may just be playin’ around, but he’s got a lot of fans who’d love to see him in the “Idol” judge’s chair:


Oh. Yes.

That’s for the viewers to decide.

That’s a reasonable explanation. But “Idol” producers would be passing up a golden opportunity here.

For those of you questioning Nimoy’s musical know-how, here’s a refresher:

Leonard Nimoy: The logical choice.