The new documentary For the Love of Spock takes a look at both the beloved Star Trek character and the man who played him, the late and much beloved Leonard Nimoy. Directed by the actor’s son, Adam Nimoy, the film receives its world premiere April 16 as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s television-centric “Tune In” program. The film’s second Tribeca screening, on April 18, will be followed by a panel discussion with Nimoy, Zachary Quinto, For the Love of Spock producer David Zappone, and Trek-loving film critic Scott Mantz.
“The producers and I are honored to be hosting the world premiere of For The Love Of Spock at Tribeca Film Festival’s new Tune In program,” Nimoy said, in a statement. “Star Trek made television history when it first aired on Sept. 8, 1966, and has continued to be broadcast somewhere on Planet Earth ever since. For The Love Of Spock pays tribute to one of television’s most iconic characters as well as to my father, Leonard Nimoy, who helped bring Spock to life. It was through the astonishing support of countless dedicated fans that this film could be made, so we are thrilled to finally unveil it to the world.”
You can exclusively see the teaser trailer for For the Love of Spock, above.