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For the Love of Spock

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Canada, United States · 2016
1h 45m
Director Adam Nimoy
Starring Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, George Takei, J.J. Abrams
Genre Documentary

An enlightening documentary film about Leonard Nimoy's portrayal of one of the most iconic and composed TV characters of all-time: Mr. Spock. Celebrating Mr. Spock and Star Trek in general, this documentary investigates just what made Mr. Spock so incredibly appealing. Written and directed by his son, Adam Nimoy.

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San Francisco Chronicle by

The movie is entertaining, although true Trekkies will probably find out nothing new about the man with the pointed ears.


The New York Times by Andy Webster

This film nimbly straddles biography and “Trek” valentine (Adam is a longtime television director), but also recounts the fraught if ultimately devoted ties between Adam and Leonard.


ReelViews by James Berardinelli

There’s more to this movie than offering fans an opportunity to wallow in the past. It gives the most complete portrait we’ve seen thus far of Nimoy, warts and all, as presented by the man who came the closest to knowing him.


The A.V. Club by Noel Murray

The scenes that most linger in the mind are more like the one where the director confesses his complicated feelings about his father to another Spock, Zachary Quinto. It’s moving to know that even Nimoy’s son is as in thrall to an icon as the rest of us.

75 by Odie Henderson

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.


Movie Nation by Roger Moore

For the Love of Spock is everything you’d hope for in a biography of one of the most universally beloved characters and character actors of all time.

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