Adam Nimoy’s tribute to his father, “For the Love of Spock,” is almost finished and is being screened for those who made major contributions to the 100-minute film, which was partially funded on Kickstarter.
Nimoy screened the film at the famous Tribeca Film Festival last month, and this week staged screenings in Los Angeles and Chicago. I was honored to support this project and got invited – along with about 40 other fans – to see the film this week.
Having just lost my father a few weeks ago, I was reminded that it was my Dad who enthusiastically endorsed the idea of taking a 12 year old STAR TREK fan to the now-famous STAR TREK CHICAGO convention back in 1975. After 41 years, the memories are still very vivid – since it was the first time that the entire TREK cast had been reunited. I returned to the “windy city” to see Leonard Nimoy in a Sherlock Holmes play in the 1970’s and I was there for Leonard’s last convention appearance a few years ago.
The film is simply outstanding. It tells many of the stories that are so familiar to longtime TOS fans, with some 30 interviews (including Shatner, Takei, Nichols, and Koenig.) Everyday fans are interviewed, too, as are several JJ-Trek cast members who provided their thoughts while on location in Vancouver during filming for STAR TREK BEYOND.
Nimoy told the small (but enthusiastic) audience that “For the Love of Spock” will open in about 20 cities in September 9 – one day after the official 50th Anniversary of the first broadcast. It will move to Blu-ray and end up on Netflix, eventually.
He does NOT plan a screening at STAR TREK VEGAS, instead hoping that us fans will pay to see it in theaters. Makes sense.
I hope everyone will make plans to see it. It’s a wonderful celebration of Leonard Nimoy, and also a touching portrayal of our favorite Vulcan and the people he reached over 50 years.