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Old June 4 2015, 06:42 AM   #1
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"For the Love of Spock" documentary

Leonard Nimoy's son is trying to raise cash for this production. It's on Kickstarter if you want to see more.
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Old June 4 2015, 11:45 PM   #2
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Three days in and already at 115K. I think they're on their way to making the 600K goal.
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Old June 5 2015, 12:02 AM   #3
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That. Is. FANTASTIC!
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Old June 5 2015, 01:08 PM   #4
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A great subject. 600K for a documentary - wow, I wonder what he has planned for that....
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Old June 5 2015, 04:25 PM   #5
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Perhaps getting Nimoy's fellow co-stars to appear will require their being paid?

Even if its a small sum, it's still not free.
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Old June 5 2015, 04:48 PM   #6
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The Kickstarter makes it clear that a lot of the money will go to licensing clips and music.
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Old June 5 2015, 05:04 PM   #7
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Noon on 6/5/2015, $134,773
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Old June 5 2015, 07:31 PM   #8
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They have to license Spock's image from Paramount/CBS, even though it's his own father whose image they're using. So yeah, I can believe that would cost a pretty penny.
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Old June 6 2015, 12:31 AM   #9
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I didn't realize Adam Nimoy had such a long list of director credits, everything from Babylon 5 to NYPD Blue. I also didn't realize that he directed his father in the new Outer Limits, I Robot episode. His father also starred in the original episode. Pretty amazing, this should be a real quality project.
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Old June 6 2015, 12:51 AM   #10
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Re: "For the Love of Spock" documentary

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Leonard Nimoy's son is trying to raise cash for this production.
Sorry but that is just ridiculous.

You raise cash for a poor child who needs a kidney transplant the parents cannot afford. Things like that!

Not for someone who just inherited a fortune and much more from future royalty payments for decades on who wants to make a documentary about his father's most famous character.

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Old June 6 2015, 08:27 PM   #11
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I am surprised that CBS/ Paramount isn't supporting this project by donating the property rights..
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Old June 6 2015, 09:07 PM   #12
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I am surprised that CBS/ Paramount isn't supporting this project by donating the property rights..
If the documentary was a non-profit fan based production they probably would not make an issue of it, but I suspect that Adam Nimoy wants to make money out of this.

We will have to wait and see, but perhaps Adam Nimoy has similar "ideas" about the legacy of his father as Rod Roddenberry does. After all wealth often does not give satisfaction it merely breeds greed.





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Old June 6 2015, 09:46 PM   #13
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As much as I love the idea of a documentary about Nimoy; I hate the idea of his son using Kickstarter to fund it. It does seem greedy.
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Old June 6 2015, 10:40 PM   #14
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I agree. I am sure Leonard was a rather wealthy man, as now are his children. If his son wants to give something back to the fans or celebrate his father or simply make money with that documentary, going to the fan well is just plain wrong.
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Old June 6 2015, 11:17 PM   #15
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People are assuming that Adam Nimoy just inherited a lot of money, but Leonard's wife is still alive, and it's quite possible that he left his money to her.

Also, money is often used as a marker of worth or importance in our society, and I think it may be heart-warming for Adam to see that people cared enough about his father to want to donate towards the making of a movie about his life, especially since his father hasn't been dead long, and the children must still be grieving.

Sure, sheer greed is a possibility, but I'd rather not assume that about a man I don't know, especially when other motives are quite possible.
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