Nimoy died recently, but his son is paying tribute to his legacy with a new documentary about his life in For the Love of Spock.
Grab a box of tissues before you hit play. This is quite an emotional tribute to one of entertainment’s greatest sci-fi characters. Adam Nimoy asks his father’s former colleagues to describe his dad in a single word. Some say kind, some say humble, but the most common answer is loving.
Released in time for the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek series, Adam goes on to describe his father’s dedication to the character and how it impacted their family.
The project was funded by Trekkie fans who donated $662,000 to a successful Kickstarter campaign last year.
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.
For the Love of Spock hits VOD on September 9, 2016.