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Shatner, Pegg, Abrams, and more speak For The Love Of Spock in a new doc trailer

Shortly before Leonard Nimoy died in 2015, his son Adam approached him about a new project: a documentary look back at his life and career, as well as the lasting impact of his most beloved character, iconic Star Trek hero Spock. A year and a half later, Adam Nimoy has released the star-studded first trailer for The Love Of Spock, with everyone from William Shatner and George Takei to Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg weighing in on their feelings for the noted renaissance Vulcan.

Given who it’s by, and who it’s for, you’re probably not going to see any deep, dark revelations about Leonard Nimoy in The Love Of Spock. (The trailer goes so far as to imply that the actor was kind of a workaholic, which is something anybody who glances at his IMDB page would probably know.) No, this is a pure tribute piece, full of glowing anecdotes from Trek mainstays both young and old. Also, it pulls the dirty trick of busting out Nimoy’s “I have been, and always shall be, your friend” at the end, and it’s not like that’s not going to make us tear up, no matter how many times we watch it.

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