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For the Love of Spock (2016)

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

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

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Originally, the film was going to focus on Leonard Nimoy's Spock character, but when Leonard Nimoy himself died in 2015, his son decided to expand the scope of the film to explore the life of his father was well. See more »

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Features William Shatner's Star Trek Memories (1995) See more »

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For the hard-core Trekkie, and anyone else with an affinity for Spock
7 September 2016 | by (United States) – See 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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