Thursday, September 08, 2016

INTERVIEW: Adam Nimoy on For the Love of Spock

This month marks fifty years since the original Star Trek television series premiered on NBC, inaugurating not only one of the greatest TV series of all time, but one of the most expansive and successful multimedia franchises. To help celebrate this auspicious occasion, director Adam Nimoy, son of the legendary Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock himself, has created an engrossing and emotional new documentary, For the Love of Spock, which pays tribute by examining the world’s relationship with the character—and the filmmaker’s relationship with his dad. Opening today in limited theatrical release and streaming as of Friday, the film features archival footage and rare photographs, plus commentaries and remembrances from William Shatner, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, J.J. Abrams, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, and many more. I had the opportunity to speak with Adam Nimoy about the film and its production, and what follows are some highlights of that chat.

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