Leonard Nimoy passed away last February but his legacy as Star Trek‘s Spock is secure. This is due in part to a new documentary being released by Nimoy’s son, Adam, that details the life of the TV and movie icon. A new trailer from For the Love of Spock is now available:
The film was originally a collaboration between father and son but turned into a labor of love following the death of the elder Nimoy. The result is a tribute to a beloved actor and author whose portrayal of the beloved S’chn T’gai Spock (a name said to be impossible for humans to announce) has gained legendary status. Running approximately 100 minutes, the film presents as a biography of Nimoy as an actor, father, and hero.
As the project evolved, they started a campaign on Kickstarter. To date, For the Love of Spock is the most successful documentary film project ever on the site, raising over $650,000. A good portion of the money raised was used to pay for licensing rights to still photographs and film clips from the original series and subsequent films.
The documentary is narrated by Zachary Quinto who plays Spock in the current generation of Star Trek films. It also features alums from the original series William Shatner (Captain Kirk), George Takei (Mr. Sulu), Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov), and Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura). Among the other notable appearances are Chris Pine who plays Kirk most recent films, Jim Parsons from the Big Bang Theory, and director J.J. Abrams.
Gravitas Ventures acquired the distribution rights to the film which screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. For the Love of Spock is set to release in theaters and video on demand September 9th, fifty years and one day later than the original series began.