Adam Nimoy has found a way to spend countless hours with his late father Leonard Nimoy: He’s creating a documentary about the actor who played Spock on “Star Trek.”
Nimoy said the “Spockumentary,” funded through a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $600,000, will focus on the pop icon and his legacy. It will explore his father’s life on-screen and off-screen.
“For the Love of Spock” began as a project for the father and son duo before Leonard’s Nimoy’s death in February at age 83. Nimoy said his father wanted to keep it Spock-centric, but once he passed he knew he had to include more about his father.
“I think it’s going to be a nice kind of way just to work through all these feelings I am having and to move on with my own life,” Nimoy said.
Nimoy turned to crowdfunding because he wasn’t getting the financial support he expected from studios. The documentary will include interviews with fans and family as well as William Shatner, who played Capt. James T. Kirk; J.J. Abrams, who directed the 2009 film reboot; and celebrity fans like Seth McFarlane. Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the new movie franchise, will narrate the film.
Quinto “is the anointed one to carry on the tradition of Mr. Spock and all that entails,” Nimoy said.
“For the Love of Spock” is expected to be released in time for the 50th anniversary of the “Star Trek” series in 2016.