“I loved Leonard,” William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk opposite Nimoy’s Spock for three decades, tells his son Adam Nimoy. “I never had a friend like I had with your dad.”
Leonard Nimoy died February 27, 2015.
The film premieres Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival’s television-oriented “Tune In” program. The film’s second Tribeca screening on April 18 will be followed by a panel discussion with Adam Nimoy, Zachary Quinto, “For the Love of Spock” producer David Zappone and critic Scott Mantz.
Adam Nimoy raised $662,640 last spring through a Kickstarter campaign to complete the documentary.
The project is aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek,” which aired for the first time on Sept. 8, 1966. Quinto, who portrayed Spock in the two latest “Star Trek” films, is narrating the doc.
Adam Nimoy broke into show business as an attorney in entertainment law specializing in music publishing. He was a business affairs executive for EMI America Records and Enigma Records before becoming a TV director. He has gone on to direct episodes of “NYPD Blue,” “The Practice,” “Ally McBeal” and “Gilmore Girls.”
He also wrote his own biography, “My Incredibly Wonderful, Miserable Life,” published by Simon and Schuster in 2008.