For The Love of Spock available to watch online in UK with special features
James R | On 09, Sep 2016
For the Love of Spock is now available to watch online in the UK in a special edition release with bonus features.
The documentary tells the life and legend of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, for nearly fifty years.
The film began as a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series. But after Leonard passed away in February 2015, his son, director Adam Nimoy, was ready to tell another story: his personal experience growing up with both Leonard and Mr. Spock.
Adam took to Kickstarter to fund the project in July 2015, raising $662,640 in just four weeks, easily passing his target and making it the most successful documentary in the history of Kickstarter.
The end result explores the creation, evolution and universal impact of Mr. Spock, Leonard’s wide-ranging career, which included film directing, stage acting, photography and music, and a personal account of the ups and downs of growing up the son of a global TV icon, including Leonard’s secret battle with alcoholism.
The film contains interviews with friends, family and colleagues, from William Shatner and the original Star Trek cast and new Spock Zachary Quinto to filmmakers J.J. Abrams and Nicholas Meyer, plus astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, also winning the Audience Award at the Fantasia Film Festival. Today, the movie is released in the UK and worldwide on VOD, including Vimeo On Demand, on the same day that it hits US cinemas. In the UK, you can also stream the film on We Are Colony, which includes an exclusive bundle of special features, including the film, additional behind-the-scenes interviews, a Q&A from Tribeca, and stills. For more, hit the button below.
Here’s a trailer for the film: