A Spock Documentary Is Being Developed by Leonard Nimoy’s Son
The loss of Leonard Nimoy in February was a rather huge one — the prolific actor established himself as an icon through the role of Spock in the Star Trek television series and film franchise, and many of us grew up with Nimoy has a constant figure. Nimoy was a kind, generous spirit, and so much more than his thoughtful yet stoic Vulcan character. Over the course of his 83 years on this planet, Nimoy lived a rather eventful life, and now the story of his life will be told by his son, Adam Nimoy, who is planning to direct a documentary about his father.
According to Variety, Adam Nimoy will produce and direct a documentary about his father, which will also help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek next year. Zachary Quinto, who plays a younger version of Spock in the new franchise, will provide narration for the doc.
Adam Nimoy says he began discussing the documentary with his father a months ago, with plans to focus on Nimoy’s enduring role as Spock throughout the franchise. In addition to Quinto’s involvement, William Shatner has agreed to appear in the documentary to help honor the life of his longtime Star Trek co-star and friend.
Nimoy explains that he has tons of material to work with, including recordings made over the years, as well as materials from Leonard Nimoy’s two books, I Am Spock and I Am Not Spock:
This will be a tribute to my dad and Spock. We have plenty to work from because my dad loved telling stories and he was very fond of the role.
Leonard Nimoy was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease last year, and although Adam thought they had more time, that simply wasn’t the case:
He felt as if he had plenty of time, but then he declined precipitously. I was struck with the outpouring of affection for him after he died, so this feels like the right thing to do.
Leonard Nimoy brought entertainment and joy to the lives of fans, friends and family, and a documentary exploring his influence as one of the most iconic characters of all time feels like a great way to celebrate his memory and continue spreading that joy.