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For the Love of Spock (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 9 September 2016 (USA)
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An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series (1966).


Adam Nimoy
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Credited cast:
Karl Urban ... Self
Zoe Saldana ... Self
Chris Pine ... Self
Simon Pegg ... Self
Mayim Bialik ... Self
Jim Parsons ... Self
Zachary Quinto ... Self
William Shatner ... Self
J.J. Abrams ... Self
Jason Alexander ... Self
Leonard Nimoy ... Self (archive footage)
Catherine Hicks ... Self
Nichelle Nichols ... Self
George Takei ... Self
Adam Nimoy ... Self


An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series (1966).

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The documentary shows a clip from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Trials and Tribble-ations (1996) of Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell) being enamored by Spock (Leonard Nimoy). What the movie doesn't mention is that at the time that it was made, Terry Farrell was in a relationship with Adam Nimoy, the movie's director and son of Leonard. Terry and Adam married in 2018. See more »


Leonard Nimoy: The pendulum swung completely when that first movie came along, from being an actor and character-oriented Star Trek, to an effects-oriented Star Trek. And the feeling was, "we didn't have the money before. Now we got the money, we got to give them a big effects movie." It was all about the ship, the ship, the effects, this effect, that effect, and we're going through this thing. Now, we're going through that thing. Nothing about the characters. So it was frustrating, and depressing, and uh ...
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The end credits list all of the contributors to the Kickstarter campaign which made this movie possible. See more »


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For the hard-core Trekkie, and anyone else with an affinity for Spock
7 September 2016 | by steven-leibsonSee all my reviews

Star Trek's been in my life for a week shy of 50 years at this point. I was saddened by Leonard Nimoy's death in early 2015 both because of my affinity for Mr. Spock and because I was able to work on a TV show for one day with Nimoy. So when I got a chance to contribute to the making of this movie through Kickstarter, I jumped at it. This documentary, made with a heap of love by Nimoy's son Adam, chronicles the life of the actor starting with his move to California in the 1940s, follows him through his salad days in the 1950s working as an actor for no more than two weeks at a time, and then describes his big break, diving off the cliff into Star Trek. As the movie will tell you, Roddenberry wrote the role of Mr. Spock specifically with Nimoy in mind. What happened after that resulted in one of the most durable characters on both the big and small screens, alien or no. If you followed the saga of Star Trek for all or even part of the last half century, then you will definitely want to see this film.

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