If you are a Star Trek fan, then you understand how losing Leonard Nimoy back in February felt like losing a family member. For Trekkies who made the Star Trek series their entire lives, the memory of the incredible actor who portrayed the original Mr. Spock will live on forever.
Keeping that in mind, we love the fact that Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy, wants to create a documentary in honor of his father and the beloved character that he brought to life.
The Kickstarter campaign for the project, which aims to raise $600,000 in a month (by July 1), says that the documentary will go by the title For the Love of Spock.
This film, originally just about Mr. Spock in honor of the 50th anniversary of the original series, has now evolved into a project that interweaves the creation of Mr. Spock with the life and career of Leonard Nimoy, himself.
Adam explains that the funds raised will help with licensing videos and photographs, buy him time in the editing stage, and help with production, “which will mostly take the form of filming interviews of Dad’s friends, colleagues and family members.”
Fortunately, it seems that the project has already gotten a lot of love (then again, why wouldn’t it?) with over 300 “backers” and almost $25,000 being raised within the first two days.
Plus, a few big names in the Star Trek universe have already agreed to help out.
These include the producers David Zappone, Kevin Layne and Joseph Kornbrodt of 455 Films, actors such as William Shatner (the original Captain Kirk), and the narrator Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in the most recent Star Trek films.
Adam and the For The Love Of Spock team urge everyone to help out by donating or by spreading the word on social media. Depending on how much you donate, there are prizes that span from an early screening to original cast signed posters!