The son of actor Leonard Nimoy directs this moving look at his father's portrayal of Spock, the iconic Star Trek character he played for 50 years.
A one-of-a-kind documentary sure to unite Trekkies worldwide, For the Love of Spocktells the life story of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, for nearly fifty years.
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 is laden with never-before-seen footage and interviews of friends, family and colleagues that include William Shatner and the original Star Trek cast, Zachary Quinto and the new crew of the Starship Enterprise, the Big Bang Theory cast, filmmaker J.J. Abrams and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
"There’s also a treasure trove of Enterprise-related riches, including extensive clips from the show and rare behind-the-scenes and archival interview footage."
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"There’s more to this movie than offering fans an opportunity to wallow in the past. It gives the most complete portrait we’ve seen thus far of Nimoy, warts and all, as presented by the man who came the closest to knowing him."
"Adam Nimoy has freely allowed his love and admiration to permeate every frame of this richly rewarding tribute."
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"The countless devoted fans of Nimoy and his character virtually guarantee that For the Love of Spock will live long and prosper."
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"A worthy Star Trek tribute from son to icon."