Actor Leonard Nimoy was immortalized through the character, ‘Spock,’ he played on the 1960’s hit science-fiction show ‘Star Trek’.
The actor who played the pointy-eared Vulcan recently passed on the 15th of February at the age of 93, from chronic lung problems. Since then, his son Adam Nimoy has been working on an idea for a documentary in memory of his father.
In order to produce this documentary, Adam Nimoy began a kick-starter campaign to raise enough money. The documentary requires $600,000 to be made, and will be called “For the love of Spock.”
In the campaign’s video pitch Adam Nimoy said,
“Last year, my father and I began working on a documentary about the life of Mr. Spock. We were both very much aware that the 50th anniversary of Star Trek the original series was coming up in 2016 and we wanted to create something to commemorate that event, a documentary based primarily on Mr. Spock had never been done before, and we both felt strongly about paying tribute to the half-human, half-Vulcan first officer of the Starship Enterprise.”
When he talked about the nature of the documentary, Adam said,
“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.”
Here’s hoping that all of the “Trekkies” get their special treat of a documentary about their favorite stoic alien.