Star Trek: For the Love of Spock (2016)


For the Love of Spock is a 2016 American documentary film about actor Leonard Nimoy produced by 455 Films and directed by his son Adam Nimoy, who started it before his 27 February 2015 death.

It deals with the story of the character, its impact in science fiction and popular culture, and the burden its fame posed on Leonard Nimoy’s personal and family life, from his son’s point of view.


The film looks at the life and career of actor Leonard Nimoy, and his iconic character Mr. Spock.

It includes interviews with cast, crew and people connected with Star Trek, fans at conventions, as well as personal memories.

As Odie Henderson from points out, “‘For the Love of Spock’ is more than just catnip for Trekkies. It’s also an often painful examination of the rocky father/son relationship that existed between filmmaker Adam Nimoy and his famous father, Leonard.”

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Adam Nimoy.
  • Producer(s): Joseph Kornbrodt, Kevin Layne, David Zappone, and Kai de Mello-Folsom.
  • Music: Nicholas Pike.
  • Cinematography: Kevin Layne.
  • Editor(s): Janice Hampton (a.c.e.) and Luke Snailham.
  • Production: 455 Films and For the Love of Spock Productions.
  • Distributor(s): Gravitas Ventures and Studio Hamburg Enterprises.
  • Release Date: 16 April 2016 (Tribeca Film Festival).
  • Running Time: 111 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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