Airdate: For the Love of Spock

Foxtel Arts screens the doco that tells the life of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock & actor Leonard Nimoy.

Foxtel Arts will screen a 2hr documentary For The Love Of Spock that tells the life of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and actor Leonard Nimoy.

This was produced by his son Adam after a Kickstarter funding campaign and was released in September.

The film’s focus began as a celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, but after Leonard passed away in February 2015, his son, director Adam Nimoy, was ready to tell another story – his personal experience growing up with Leonard and Spock. Adam not only shares details on the creation, evolution, and universal impact of Mr. Spock, but also about the ups and downs of being the son of a TV icon.

For The Love Of Spock is laden with never-before-seen footage and interviews of friends, family and colleagues that include William Shatner and the original Star Trek cast, Zachary Quinto and the new crew of the Starship Enterprise, filmmaker JJ Abrams and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Thursday April 20 at 7.30pm on Foxtel Arts.

2 Responses

    1. Agreed, the intimate look at the Nimoy father son relationship is also enlightening. The Spock persona certainly effected Leonard and his acting career after Star Trek folded in the 70’s. Both father and son had to deal with their dependency Demons.

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