In late 2014, Adam Nimoy and his father made the first plans to create a documentary about Spock, exploring behind-the-scenes Star Trek footage in more detail than any book or film had done before. When Leonard Nimoy tragically passed away following complications with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in February of 2015, the project quite aptly became both a celebration of and a tribute to the man who portrayed him for so long.
Nimoy’s life was very closely entwined with that of his signature character, who he played for decades, from the Star Trek pilot in 1964 to his last ever film appearance in Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013. The two became so intimately linked that Spock was named in the titles of both of Nimoy’s autobiographies. Even his cameo in The Simpsons was in character.
Adam Nimoy was the driving force behind the Kickstarter that has funded the film. His father’s influence on sci-fi fans the world over has resulted in an incredible $662,640 raised for the project.
On April 13th, the team behind For The Love of Spock released a poster and teaser for the upcoming movie.
The teaser isn’t long, but it gives us a glimpse into just how much of an impact Nimoy had on popular cultre and the people who shape it today. The heartfelt words spoken by people who worked closely with him, or who grew up admiring him, promise that the full feature will be a moving and deeply emotional piece.
Even this short excerpt offers some truly personal comments from the likes of William Shatner and George Takei. They are joined by more recent additions to the Star Trek cast such as Simon Pegg and even Nimoy’s successor, Zachary Quinto.
An early version of the film is due to screen at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place less than two weeks from now, giving fans the opportunity to revel in the achievements of everyone’s favourite Vulcan-human hybrid.