Movie Review: FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK is a touching tribute to one of pop culture’s most enduring and beloved figures. A must-see for Trek fans.

For The Love Of Spock, as director and interviewer Adam Nimoy explains early on, is not the movie that would have been made if his father Leonard had not died in 2015.  Originally, the documentary was supposed to be a full on exploration of Star Trek’s beloved Mr. Spock, but Nimoy’s death turned it into more of a biopic about the man, rather than the character.  Of course, a documentary solely about Spock would inevitably have focused a lot on Nimoy himself and may not have turned out too different from the work that eventually came to be, but the differences would have been notable, I think.

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Movie Review: STAR TREK BEYOND – Chris Pine still unable to bring it as Kirk, in the blandest Trek movie since Insurrection

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To qualify everything that comes next: while I’m a Star Trek fan, there’s a lot about Trek I cannot stand.  I’m talking about the various TV incarnations and the current reboot, just to be clear.  It’s the earliest memory of TV I can recall, and according to the dedicated Star Trek wiki, Memory Alpha, I likely caught it in the final season of its first run on the BBC (September – December 1971).  I loved this show, and a big part of me still does.

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