With the Star Trek 50th Anniversary party going full swing entering this week's SDCC fan fiesta in Southern California, a new trailer has dropped for the stirring, crowd-funded Spock documentary from Adam Nimoy.
Directed by Nimoy's son and narrated by Zachary Quinto, who portrayed Spock in 2009’s Star Trek, 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness and the new Star Trek Beyond, For the Love of Spock is an intimate cinematic collage exploring the evolution of the Spock character, Leonard Nimoy's life and the Star Trek phenomenon.
The film utilizes never-seen family snapshots, archival material and personal home video footage to flesh out the man behind the pointy Vulcan ears. It also includes interviews with original Trek cast members William Shatner and George Takei, director J.J. Abrams, Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons and prequel Star Trek actors Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana. Adam described the finished product, funded from a successful Kickstarter campaign, as a gift to the fans to celebrate and process the loss of his father in 2015.
Here’s how Adam Nimoy described the project in an interview with Variety:
“This will be a tribute to my dad and Spock. We have plenty to work from because my dad loved telling stories and he was very fond of the role. He felt as if he had plenty of time, but then he declined precipitously. I was struck with the outpouring of affection for him after he died, so this feels like the right thing to do.”
Have a look at the legacy of Leonard Nimoy as composed by his son and tell us if you'll catch this touching documentary when it arrives.
Distributed by Gravitas Ventures, For the Love of Spock will receive a worldwide release on Sept. 9, a day after the official 50th anniversary of the first airing of Star Trek on NBC.