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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).

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Adam Nimoy
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Cast

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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For the Love of Spock See more »

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Gross USA:

$80,141

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,141
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

The creation of this movie was a plot item in the TV series Big Bang Theory (S9E7 originally aired 11/5/15) in which the character, Sheldon, was to be interviewed as part of the development of this film. See more »

Quotes

Leonard Nimoy: [from trailer] The review that Variety gave us when we first went on the air in September of 1966: "Star Trek won't work."
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Crazy Credits

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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