The film, For the Love of Spock, will be released next September, to coincide with Star Trek's 50th anniversary
About a month ago, Leonard Nimoy’s son Adam launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for a documentary about his father called For the Love of Spock. And fans showed the love: With less than a day to spare, the project met and surpassed its $600,000 goal by more than $60,000, Variety reports.
The project was already in play by the time Nimoy launched the crowdfunding effort early in June; he says the additional funds will go to post-production work, like licensing hundreds of archival film clips and photographs of his late father.
Premium bonuses for higher-tier donors to the campaign include phaser weapons created by Ken Palkow, one of Star Trek‘s original prop builders.
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The younger Nimoy took a circuitous route to the documentary business: He started as an entertainment law attorney, focused on music publishing and worked for record labels like EMI America and Enigma. He later transitioned into television, directing episodes of NYPD Blue, The Practice, Ally McBeal and Gilmore Girls.
Narrated by Zachary Quinto, the film will be released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek, which aired on Sept. 8, 1966.