“For the Love of Spock” Documentary Has a Kickstarter CampaignJune 13, 2015
On February 27th, 2015, Geekdom lost one of its most talented stars. Leonard Nimoy, the iconic actor who played Mr Spock in many incarnations of the Star Trek franchise had passed away after a long struggle against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Three months later, Nimoy is still shining in the heart of many people including his son, Adam Nimoy, who recently launched the For the Love of Spock Kickstarter campaign.
For the Love of Spock is a long awaited documentary he and his father had been planning for a long time.
“Last year, my father and I began working on a documentary about the life of Mr. Spock,” he explains on Kickstarter. “We were both very much aware that the 50th anniversary of Star Trek the original series was coming up in 2016 and we wanted to create something to commemorate that event, a documentary based primarily on Mr. Spock had never been done before, and we both felt strongly about paying tribute to the half-human, half-Vulcan first officer of the Starship Enterprise.”
In order to make his vision come true, Nimoy is looking to raise $600,000 to cover the costs of the documentary. As he explained to Variety, “It will also enable us to license the hundreds of film clips and still photographs of Mr. Spock as he has appeared on television and in feature films over the last 50 years.”
Along with the clips of Mr. Spock, the documentary will feature interviews with family, colleagues and friends, including Zachary Quinto. The actor, who succeeded to Leonard Nimoy as the first officer of the Enterprise, will also narrate the film.
However, the documentary isn’t just about Mr. Spock. Following the flood of international tributes to his father, Adam Nimoy decided that it will also explore his incredible artistic career.
“Although I had initially intended to take a somewhat detached, objective view of the subject matter, more and more people involved in this film have urged me to interject some of my own perspective on what it was like growing up with Mr. Spock in the house, and how Dad’s new-found celebrity and meteoric career affected my life.”
Supporters of the Kickstarter have the choice between lots of rewards such as autographed photos, scripts or being credited as producers. Since the campaign began and as of writing this article, For the Love of Spock has obtained $252,696 of its $600,000 goal across 3,251 contributors. The campaign still has 18 days left to go, and it seems like it is well on its way to making its goal.
Adam Nimoy has planned to release the documentary on August 2016, one month after the Star Trek 3 film and just in time to celebrate Star Trek’s 50th anniversary. If you are a Star Trek fan and would like to see For the Love of Spock come to live, please visit Adam’s Kickstarter page here and consider giving generously. If you cannot provide a monetary donation, please share the word of this documentary on your social media platforms and help get the word out.