The world of science fiction in general and ‘Star Trek’ in particular lost one its greatest icons last year when Leonard Nimoy passed away. He may be gone but is certainly not forgotten and now his son Adam Nimoy crafted the documentary as a tribute to his father and his legacy.
“People ask me what it was like living with Spock, and for the most part during that period he’d come home at night, eat his dinner, memorize his lines, and then just go to sleep.”
“[For the Love of Spock is] my gift to the fans to celebrate and process the loss of my dad and Spock.”
In addition to Adam, his sister Julie also contributed interview commentary along with fans, Leonard’s decades-long costar William Shatner, Zachary Quinto who plays the current incarnation of Spock, J.J. Abrams, Simon Pegg and Karl Urban. The film also features rare behind-the-scenes footage and photos.
The film’s focus began as a celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, but after Leonard passed away in February 2015, his son, director Adam Nimoy, was ready to tell another story: his personal experience growing up with Leonard and Spock. Adam not only shares details on the creation, evolution, and universal impact of Mr. Spock, but also about the ups and downs of being the son of a TV icon.
You can watch the trailer for the documentary below:
Adam originally conceived of the project as a tribute to ‘Star Trek’ as a whole to celebrate the franchise’s 50th anniversary, but it Leonard’s passing, he re-purposed the project in his honor. The movie was partially funded through Kickstarter.
‘For The Love Of Spock’ has already screened at film festivals. It will arrive in wider release in theaters and VOD on September 9. (No Blu-Ray or DVD release date yet.)
Are you planning the check this movie out?