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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 (1966).


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Zoe Saldana ... Herself
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Jim Parsons ... Himself
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Karl Urban ... Himself
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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


The Leonard Nimoy tribute collage shown burning at the 2015 Burning Man festival temple burn in "For the Love of Spock" was created by set dresser Chris Clark(XX) over a 2 day period at his lunch hour on stage 5 at the prospect lot while working on Grey's Anatomy in LA CA. See more »


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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The end credits list all of the contributors to the Kickstarter campaign which made this movie possible. See more »


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It's good, but it has obvious flaws.
8 September 2016 | by M_ExchangeSee all my reviews

I just left a screening that featured a Q&A with its director Adam Nimoy. I appreciate that Adam was amazingly candid and honest about his relationship with his father and their history together in the Q&A and in the film. There are issues that I'm having with MY father NOW that I would feel extremely uncomfortable about revealing to anyone, let alone a huge audience. I also love that the film included frank and candid remarks from Leonard Nimoy about his life and his fellow cast members. I really wanted MORE recent interviews with Leonard. As Adam stated during the Q&A, his father was alive for only the first few months of the filming for this documentary. I'm sorry to state that it suffered as a result. There was also far too much "Big Bang Theory" material. No offense to anyone who is on that show, but I didn't really care about their opinions. So the ten(?) minutes that is devoted to them is rather painful.

But aside from these flaws, it was a great way to spend the Star Trek fiftieth anniversary today. Thanks, Adam.

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