When work began on For The Love Of Spock, the idea was to create a Spock-centric documentary that would help Star Trek celebrate its 50th anniversary. Sadly, fate intervened when star Leonard Nimoy passed away early in 2015, at which point For The Love Of Spock became a completely different sort of project.
Here's the film's first trailer.
This looks like a lovely tribute, made all the more touching for being directed by Nimoy's son, Adam. From the looks of things, For The Love Of Spock will tell Nimoy's entire life story, with a focus on the five-decade period he spent playing one of pop culture's most enduring, iconic characters.
According to IndieWire:
The documentary includes never-before-seen footage and interviews of friends, family and colleagues that include William Shatner and the original Star Trek cast, Zachary Quinto, who has taken the reigns as the new Spock, J.J. Abrams, Neil deGrasse Tyson, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldaña, Jim Parsons and Jason Alexander.
Today also saw the debut of the film's poster, which you can see below.
Nimoy lived an incredible, interesting life, and it'll be fascinating to see it all captured through Adam Nimoy's lense (and via interviews with so many of Nimoy's former friends and co-workers). As you might imagine, we're all very excited to get a look at this film when it arrives on September 9th (both in theaters and On Demand). How about you guys? Think you'll check it out?
Oh, and on a related note: you've already purchased your copy of Birth.Movies.Death.'s Star Trek issue, right?