Adam Nimoy, son of the late Leonard Nimoy, launched a Kickstarter campaign today to produce “For The Love of Spock,” a documentary film about the origins of his father’s iconic television character Mr. Spock.
455 Films will produce the documentary as part of the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek: The Original Series,” which first premiered on September 8, 1966. Zachary Quinto, the most recent actor to portray the beloved Vulcan, is attached to narrate.
“For The Love of Spock” was the brainchild of Nimoy, who first approached his father about it in fall 2014 and announced the project publicly in March, shortly after his father’s death. “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 birth and evolution of Spock,” he said on the Kickstarter page.
The campaign’s Kickstarter page is a treat to read, featuring themed reward titles such as “Movie Night on the Enterprise,” “Landing Party Mission: To Seek Our Autographs” and “Become a Commander in Starfleet (Or at least, an Associate Producer).” Pledge amounts start at $5, and go all the way up to $10,000 in the hopes of reaching a $600,000 funding goal by July 1.
Sign up for email updates at the film’s official website, and until 2016, live long and prosper!