In March, we told you about Adam Nimoy (son of Leonard) and his project For The Love of Spock, a documentary about both the character Spock and Leonard Nimoy’s lifelong dedication to him. Before he succumbed to COPD in February, father and son conceived the idea for the film and Zachary Quinto agreed to narrate it.
Adam Nimoy pitched the idea to his father last Thanksgiving, to explore the creation of the character. He felt the Star Trek behind-the-scenes and “making of” books he’d read up until now didn’t do Spock justice. With the passing of his dad, he’s going to include a tribute to the actor, and is planning to release it around the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, which aired its first episode on September 8th, 1966.
In order to complete production, he’s launched a Kickstarter page. They’re hoping to raise $600,000, and as of this writing, they have over $55,000 already, with 27 days to go.
William Shatner and other Star Trek alumni are set to appear in the documentary, produced by 455 films. A large chunk of the money they need is to license clips of the show and movies (and The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins) to include with the hundreds of personal photos Adam Nimoy has accumulated of his father and family.
The least expensive prize level is $15 and includes a PDF bundle of photos and interviews. (I enjoy Kickstarting things I don’t have to wait for shipping on.) For $10,000, you get to be a producer on the film — though probably in name only.