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For the Love of Spock (2016)



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Last year, just before Thanksgiving, I approached my dad, Leonard Nimoy, about the possibility of working together on a film about Mr. Spock. I had skimmed through some of the books on the making of Star Trek and felt there was so much more to explore about the creation and development of Mr. Spock. And the timing seemed right, as the 50th anniversary of Star Trek the original series was not that far away. Dad agreed that now was the right time, and that he was 100% committed to collaborating with me on this project. He also reminded me that we were (then) just days away from the 50th anniversary of the start of production on "The Cage," the original pilot for Star Trek in which dad first appeared as Mr. Spock.

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Critic Reviews for For the Love of Spock

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (11)

Adam clearly lacked the perspective required to contain the story, which lurches into all sorts of odd and personal digressions, but as a celebration of the original 1966-'69 series this is first-rate.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Whatever its flaws, "For the Love of Spock" mostly works for those with an interest in the man or a love of the series. And if the director was perhaps too close to the subject, that, too, has a certain logic to it.

September 14, 2016 | Full Review…
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The countless devoted fans of Nimoy and his character virtually guarantee that For the Love of Spock will live long and prosper.

September 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Gives fans an unprecedented glimpse of the thinking that went between the iconic prosthetic ears.

September 9, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A lively, often hilarious collection of talking heads that includes fans and actors from the original and current incarnations of Star Trek.

September 9, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A loving tribute in general to Star Trek and in particular to the man who gave more than half of his life to Spock.

September 9, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for For the Love of Spock


A love letter from a son to his father. Director Adam Nimoy, who also appears on screen along with the many other celebrities sharing their admiration for his father Leonard Nimoy, explores his dad's personal and professional life. Excellent use of archival material to support the talking heads. There is both amazing home movie footage as well as clips from LN's mass media work, which all of us fans are already familiar. Even his music album with the song The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins gets a mention. A man who embodied the Live Long and Prosper ethos of his most famous pop culture character.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

Less of a documentary and more of a memorial, this is a curious behind-the-scenes (but not too behind-the-scenes) look at a popular cultural icon. Meant for the fans of the series there is an unintended element that somehow works to trivialize the proceedings.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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