Adam Nimoy, son of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, has announced he is making a documentary about his late father and his most famous role.
Adam Nimoy will produce and direct the documentary, which is titled For The Love Of Spock and designed to tie in with Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary next year (2016). Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy’s successor as Mr Spock, will be its narrator.
Adam Nimoy told Variety: “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.”
Nimoy also revealed that his father’s Star Trek co-star, William Shatner, has agreed to be interviewed for the documentary and explained that Leonard Nimoy had been working on the project shortly before his death.
“He felt as if he had plenty of time, but then he declined precipitously,” Adam Nimoy said. “I was struck with the outpouring of affection for him after he died, so this feels like the right thing to do.”
Adam Nimoy, 58, started his career as an entertainment lawyer but has gone on to find success as a TV director, helming episodes of NYPD Blue, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Babylon 5 and Gilmore Girls. He will produce the documentary about his late father alongside David Zappone, who has worked on several other Star Trek-related documentaries.
Leonard Nimoy passed away on February 27 from complications pertaining to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The Boston-born actor, who played Mr Spock in the original Star Trek TV series and eight spin-off films, was 83 years old.