NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Nimoy has found a way to spend countless hours with his late father Leonard Nimoy: He’s creating a documentary for the actor who played Spock on “Star Trek.”
Nimoy said the “Spockumentary” funded through a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $600,000 will focus on the pop icon and his legacy. The TV director and film professor said it would explore his father’s life onscreen and off-screen.
“For the Love of Spock” began as a project for the father and son duo before Leonard’s Nimoy’s death in February at age 83. Nimoy said his father wanted to keep it Spock-centric, but once he passed he knew he had to include more about his father.
“I think it’s going to be a nice kind of way just to work through all these feelings I am having and to move on with my own life,” Nimoy said.
Nimoy turned to crowdfunding because he wasn’t getting the financial support he expected from studios. The documentary will include clips from the “Star Trek” films and TV shows, Nimoy’s other works and interviews from fans and family as well as William Shatner who played Capt. James T. Kirk; J.J. Abrams who directed the 2009 film reboot, and celebrity fans like Seth McFarlane. Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the new movie franchise, will narrate the film.
“Dad passed the torch to Zachary. He is the anointed one to carry on the tradition of Mr. Spock and all that entails,” Nimoy said. “He’s now such a part of the tradition that it just seems like he would be a major force to really come up with a dynamic product.”
This will be Nimoy’s second project with his dad: He previously produced “Leonard Nimoy’s Boston,” a documentary about his father’s childhood in Boston. His sister Julie Nimoy announced in April she was partnering with her fianc