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

The making of the 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 »

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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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References Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) See more »

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Worthwhile for Trek fans, but has its gaps
14 September 2016 | by Windy_DaveSee all my reviews

I just saw the film this evening and generally enjoyed it. It not just about Spock, but also about Leonard Nimoy and his relationship with his son, Adam (the filmmaker). A touchstone in this story is a letter Leonard wrote to his son in 1973. Adam reads portions of this and uses it as a launching pad to take the narrative in different directions. The last time he reads it, he puts the letter back in an envelope and puts it on top of a copy of "I am not Spock." I remember seeing a copy of this book in a bookstore in the 1970s (I'm dating myself here). Leonard wrote this book out of frustration for constantly being pushed into the "Spock" box as he tried to make his way in his acting career (and other pursuits) after Star Trek. Yet, from this film, you would never guess Leonard had a difficult relationship with the character he created. Yes, he eventually made peace with the notoriety that came with creating and 'being' the Spock character, and came to accept the fan attention as an acknowledgement of the universal appeal of the character he created. But why is this absent from the film? We hear about his records and his photography, but what about his poetry? We hear some about his drinking problem and hear allusions to the 30 years of smoking that killed him (COPD). Amazingly, for all the photos we see of him, I only saw one that showed him smoking.

A testament to the appeal of the Spock character and the actor who created him is in the very long list of people who participated in the crowdfunding to get this film made.


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