Nimoy’s son creates documentary to honour his father’s life
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.