Adam Nimoy – the son of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy – is to produce and direct a documentary about his late father.
For the Love of Spock will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek next year by paying tribute to one of the show’s most famous characters, Mr Spock, originally portrayed by Leonard Nimoy who passed away in February aged 83.
“This will be a tribute to my dad and Spock,” Adam Nimoy told Variety. “We have plenty to work from because my dad loved telling stories and he was very fond of the role.”
The documentary was originally the brainchild of both father and son who first discussed the project several months ago and agreed it would focus on the enduring nature of Spock and Nimoy’s portrayal of the Starship Enterprise’s first officer. It will be narrated by Zachary Quinto – who played Spock in the two recent Star Trek films – and will feature an appearance from Nimoy’s former co-star William Shatner who played the Enterprise’s captain James T. Kirk.
“My father wrote two books – ‘I Am Not Spock’ and ‘I am Spock’ – and we’ve got lots of recordings so there’s plenty for us to work with,” explains Adam.
The elder Nimoy first revealed he was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease last year but continued to have input on the documentary, discussing it just two days before his death. “He felt as if he had plenty of time, but then he declined precipitously. I was struck with the outpouring of affection for him after he died, so this feels like the right thing to do.”
The project will coincide with the upcoming 50th anniversary of the beloved sci-fi series which first aired in America on 8th September 1966.
Adam Nimoy first worked in the music industry before becoming a TV director. His credits include episodes of Ally McBeal, Gilmore Girls, NYPD Blue and The Practise.
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