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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Credited cast:
Zoe Saldana ... Self
Karl Urban ... Self
Chris Pine ... Self
Mayim Bialik ... Self
Simon Pegg ... Self
Zachary Quinto ... Self
Jim Parsons ... 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
Walter Koenig ... 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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This film was partially made to commemorate 50 years of Star Trek. Coincidentally, the episode Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Trials And Tribble-ations (1996) from which a clip is shown was made to celebrate 30 years of Star Trek. 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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Total surprise from a person and character of my generation.
29 January 2017 | by eenuckolsSee all my reviews

For The Love of Spock is one of the best if not the best documentary I have had the pleasure of seeing. I grew up with Mr. Spock and I thought with Leanord Nimoy as well. I am not going to spoil this for but I really had no idea of, let me say, mutliple facets of this wonderful actor and a good man. Adam Nimoy, Leanords son, has done an outstanding job of letting us see inside his fathers life. On a personal level I found out some things about Leanord that I can commiserate with. I don't believe this will qualify as a surprise in describing a discussion Leanord was having about where the Vulcan gretting and statement came from. What took me by surprise is that after a few weeks he started seeing a significant number of people just on the street who had taken up the greeting and would sign to him. Let me end by saying this is a documentary you should not miss and we will miss you Leonard.

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