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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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Chris Pine ... Himself
Zoe Saldana ... Herself
Simon Pegg ... Himself
Karl Urban ... Himself
Mayim Bialik ... Herself
Zachary Quinto ... Himself
J.J. Abrams ... Himself
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Nichelle Nichols ... Herself
George Takei ... 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 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 »


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 »


Features Star Trek: Charlie X (1966) See more »

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Biographical documentary of the actor - Leonard Nimoy
30 November 2016 | by deebz270See all my reviews

It is not that often that one is moved emotionally when watching a biographical documentary, but this had me both laughing, smiling, nodding, empathizing and yes certainly shedding the odd tear... .

This is quite simply a superb tribute to the life and times of one of the most influential and inspiring celebrities of our time - Leonard Nimoy(1931-2015).

Peppered with rostrum footage of many of the actors connected with Star Trek. Particular noteworthy were the sentiments of George Takei (Sulu), Bill Shatner (Kirk), Walter Koenig (Chekov), Nichelle Nichols (Uhuru) and Neil DeGrasse Tyson... Sentiments, equally echoed by the entire cast of the new film series.

Even if you are not a 'Trekkie', this film will reach, where no other bio-documentary films have gone before.

Beautifully and thoughtfully directed by his son Adam Nimoy. Which no doubt Spock would have approved of and would probably have found... quite fascinating.

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