The son of the late actor Leonard Nimoy is starting to put together a documentary that focuses on Nimoy and his "Star Trek" character Spock. The project recently crossed its crowdfunding target of $600,000 and the producers have started to interview people for the project.
The KickStarter page for the documentary “For The Love of Spock” shows that more than 9,000 people have pledged $662,640 for the project and the producers have started to share updates with people who have backed the project.
In a tweet, Adam Nimoy confirmed that he has interviewed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson for the documentary and pointed it out that Tyson was the one “who turned Pluto into a dwarf planet.” The documentary will also include fan perspectives and interviews. In this tweet the producers invited fans to drop by the Glendale, California, offices of Creation Entertainment and “say hello.”
Those who can't visit the studio office were invited via this tweet to share their Spock stories on Twitter with the hashtag #SpockStories. The producers said the project was now a “large family but SMALL team” and promised to do their best to accommodate fan requests.
The official website of the documentary states that the project celebrates the upcoming 50th anniversary of the franchise “through a personal, intimate look at the life and career of Leonard Nimoy, and his alter-ego, Mr. Spock.” Adam Nimoy will narrate the documentary.
The website also contains a video of the producer going through his childhood footlocker from the 1970s. Apart from many old comics of “Flash” and “Iron-Man” there are also posters and photographs of the late actor in different projects.
The documentary will include interviews with former cast members of the popular 1960s "Star Trek" TV series, as well as photos of Leonard Nimoy with his family and friends. The actor’s son shared some of the photos that may appear in the film with BuzzFeed and also talked about what it was like for his father to play Spock for so many years.