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Crowdfund the Spock Doc! Leonard Nimoy’s Son Is Kickstarting a Film About the Late Star Trek Actor


SpockDocumentaryAdam Nimoy, son of the late Leonard Nimoy, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for “For the Love of Spock.”

Variety broke the news but the Kickstarter is now live and Adam Nimoy is asking for $600,000 for the film. He explains:

The funding of this film through Kickstarter will enable us to continue with production — which will mostly take the form of filming interviews of Dad’s friends, colleagues and family members. It will also enable us to license the hundreds of film clips and still photographs of Mr. Spock as he has appeared on television and in feature films over the last fifty years. Funding will then buy us time in the editing room, where I will be poring over the film clips and photographs and never-before-seen home movies as well as Star Trek artifacts — some of which have not seen the light of day for nearly fifty years!

Once the edit is complete, we can then start working with a composer for a score which will play alongside the prerecorded music — which we will also have to license. (Can you imagine referring to Dad’s recording career without hearing a few seconds of The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins? Unthinkable!) We also need funding for a sound editor and to pay for a final mix of all the elements.

Nimoy says they were already working on a film (which we previously reported on) to celebrate the character of Spock and coincide with the 50th anniversary of Star Trek but with his father’s passing earlier this year, “what has become increasingly apparent as I continue to work on this project is that it’s also a personal journey. Although I had initially intended to take a somewhat detached, objective view of the subject matter, more and more people involved in this film have urged me to interject some of my own perspective on what it was like growing up with Mr. Spock in the house, and how Dad’s new-found celebrity and meteoric career affected my life. ”

Current Spock, Zachary Quinto, will narrate “For the Love of Spock” and fans can check out the Kickstarter page to see what kind of rewards they’d like in exchange for their support ($35 is the lowest funding option to get the completed film but you could also fork over $6,000 for some original Trek collectibles) but there’s also an official site for the documentary.

With the life-long love of countless Trekkers, I have no doubt Nimoy will quickly reach his intended goal. Are you going to support the project?

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."