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United States of America
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455 Films and For The Love of Spock Productions
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An affectionate feature doc about Star Trek’s iconic character and the man who played him.

“For the Love of Spock” tells the fascinating life story of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and the actor who played him for nearly fifty years, Leonard Nimoy.

The film originally started life as a celebration for the fiftieth anniversary of “Star Trek: The Original Series”, but after Leonard passed away in February 2015, his son, director Adam Nimoy (“NYPD Blue”, “Gilmore Girls”), was ready to tell another story: his personal experience growing up with Leonard and Spock.

Adam Nimoy not only shares details about the creation, evolution, and universal impact of Spock, but also the ups and downs of being the son of a TV icon.

“For the Love of Spock” is filled with never-before-seen footage and interviews with friends, family and colleagues including William Shatner and the original Star Trek cast, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg and the new crew of the Starship Enterprise, the cast of “The Big Bang Theory”, filmmaker JJ Abrams and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival and enjoying wide acclaim at film festivals around the world, “For the Love of Spock” is an enduring and fascinating portrait of an entertainment icon.

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Press acclaim
“Adam Nimoy’s honest but warmly affectionate screen memoir… (a) richly rewarding tribute” - Los Angeles Times

Cast & Crew

Adam Nimoy
Key talent(s)
Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto, William Shatner, George Takei, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, JJ Abrams, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana
455 Films and For The Love of Spock Productions