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

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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.

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