Star Trek fans everywhere mourned the loss of acclaimed actor and Boston native Leonard Nimoy last month. But shortly after his passing, his son Adam has announced he will be directing a documentary titled For The Love of Spock.
“This will be a tribute to my dad and Spock,” Adam told Variety. “We have plenty to work from because my dad loved telling stories and he was very fond of the role.”
Variety reports that the two began the project several months ago, agreeing “that it should focus on the enduring nature of Spock and Nimoy’s portrayal of the relentlessly logical human-alien.” It will be narrated by Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in the the last two Star Trek reboots.
Adam Nimoy is no stranger to the television business, as he has directed a variety of favorites ranging from Gilmore Girls to Babylon 5 to Ally McBeal. Naturally, he’s even directed for Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Big fans of Leonard Nimoy may have already seen him in documentary form, as WGBH produced a look back at the actor’s time growing up in Boston’s West End.
With a family member providing the creative direction this time around, however, the spirit of both elder Nimoy and his iconic sci-fi character will surely live long and prosper.