I recently had the AMAZING opportunity to ask Leonard Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy a few questions for Geek & Sundry about his upcoming project, For the Love of Spock–a documentary about Leonard and Spock’s cultural impact, to be released in conjunction with Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary. Even though the interview was via email, the whole situation kind of had me freaking out–in the best way possible.
Like many of us, Leonard Nimoy had a pretty big impact on my life as Mr. Spock, and I was terribly sad when he died. It was incredibly thrilling to get to talk to his son about his father’s amazing life, and how he plans to honor his father with For the Love of Spock.
Here’s a quick excerpt from our interview:
G&S: One of my favorite things about your dad was his immense love for his fans. I remember him unofficially initiating several of his fans into his family as honorary grandchildren. What was it like, experiencing your own profound loss yet seeing millions of strangers worldwide also mourning your dad?
AN: The fan base was always very important to Dad as they are, really, what the whole ride was about to begin with. He was always very patient and giving of his time to people who admired him and that always impressed me. Losing Dad has been a difficult process but I, and my family, have taken great comfort in hearing the stories and anecdotes from people around the world who loved Dad and his most famous alter ego: Mr. Spock.
G&S: What is the one, big thing you hope fans come away with after watching For the Love of Spock?
AN: This film will explore the creation, life, and legacy of Mr. Spock and the many sides of Leonard Nimoy including actor, writer, producer, director, poet, [and] recording artist. It will also contain some of my perspective growing up with Mr. Spock in the house. I’m hoping people will come away with a better understanding of Spock and Dad as well as the challenging journey of a father and son.
Will you be seeing For the Love of Spock? What is your favorite Spock moment? Read the whole interview at Geek & Sundry, and let’s talk Spock in the comments. Also, don’t forget to check out the For the Love of Spock Kickstarter!