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 Post subject: For the love of Spock
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:08 pm 
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Came across this project on kickstarter - thought it very worthwhile, and made a small donation, please take a look,

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:30 pm 
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Was there supposed to be a link in that post, eborr?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:54 am 
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Adam Nimoy wants to make a documentary about the development of the character Spock:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ad ... ntary-film

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:50 am 
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JewelSong wrote:
Was there supposed to be a link in that post, eborr?


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there was doh


thanks Prim

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:14 pm 
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Project has funded - looking forward to seeing the result sometime in 2016

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:31 pm 
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Got my digital bundle today, some great stuff, especially from the 60's sf magazines - a comment from the blooper reel

"this planet is the suppository of the universe"

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:25 pm 
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Just got the link to my early release copy of the film. I have only had time to watch about 30 minutes of a 1 hour, 50 minute documentary. I think it's very good, obviously a work of love, it's well done with interviews with all the right people. I know it's going on a Theatre release in the US, given the quality of filming I have seen it certainly would benefit from the big screen.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:57 am 
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I went to a panel at the Star Trek con in NYC this past weekend where Adam Nimoy introduced the film and discussed how it was made. The trailer made me cry, so I can just imagine the movie. I'll be seeing it this weekend in Denver at an Art House theater. Can't wait!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:22 pm 
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Oh, I DO hope it gets released here in Canada as well! I'd LOVE to see it!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:11 am 
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Seen it through a couple of times the last one with my youngest son aged 11, who watched it right through. Towards the end it becomes more of a personal portrait, which may or may not please people.

Given that it was crowd funded it was clear that Adam was able to retain a very personal control of the film, and it very much became a son's tribute to his father.

The interviewee's were all relevant and the contributions, were almost always good, and often riveting. The reference materials well diverse and well presented

One of my better KS investments. Highly recommended if you care about Star Trek, or have an interest in 20th and 21st century popular culture.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:13 pm 
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I hope I can see it somewhere soon. I would like that very much!

Thanks for the review, eborr. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:48 pm 
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Well, I saw this last night and I really liked it. I was glad to see it on the "big screen" (I saw it in an ArtHouse movie theatre, so the screen was not actually all that big...) It was obviously a labor of love. Highly recommend to anyone who loved Spock and admired Leonard Nimoy as an actor or a man.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:57 pm 
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That's good to hear. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:32 pm 
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I almost felt this documentary was far more about Adam, and how he felt gypped as a kid with a famous and distant father, than it was necessarily about Leonard. A moment where Adam got to have HIS story in the spotlight. His sister didn't seem nearly as emotionally torn as Adam did.

That letter that Leonard wrote to his son just about killed me, though. Wow. That man had a lot of love to give.

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