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For the Love of Spock

Heart-warming and witty documentary about Leonard Nimoy, the man who gave Star Trek’s Mr. Spock his immortal face and character.


Director |  Adam Nimoy

US |  2016

112 minutes

With  |  Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, George Takei, J.J. Abrams

Language | English

For the Love of Spock

Adam Nimoy looks back on the successful career of his father, Leonard Nimoy, a.k.a. Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, who died in 2014. Poignant and funny fragments follow each other in rapid succession, with occasional diversions into more personal revelations. A heart-warming and witty documentary about the man who gave Mr. Spock his immortal face and character.

The occasion for this film was the fiftieth anniversary (in 2016) of the Star Trek-franchise, but when Nimoy Sr. died in 2014, the story took a personal turn for Adam. For the Love of Spock can now be viewed as a biopic, tribute and obituary all rolled into one. Adam had access to a wealth of beautiful archive material and clips from his father’s film and TV work. But the main focus, of course, is Star Trek; from the pilot episode without William Shatner as Kirk, via the origin of the Vulcan salute, to its fan culture and resurrection as a feature film franchise. A feast, this career overview, for non-Trekkies as well!

On Sunday 16th of April Pim Blokker will introduce the screening.

For The Love of Spock  is an affectionate portrait that Adam Nimoy made of his father Leonard. Obviously, the bulk of the film is about his hugely popular Spock character. Pim Blokker from the Dutch Star Trek fan club The Flying Dutch, places the role of Spock into a broader context.