Adam, who in real life an accomplished writer and director, will ask Dr. Sheldon Cooper to be in a documentary about his father in an episode entitled: The Spock Resonance.
In the episode Sheldon Cooper, while being interviewed, will struggle dealing with his emotions regarding his recent break up with Amy even though he is extremely excited about the documentary.
Leonard Nimoy never physically appeared in an episode of The Big Bang Theory, but he has been mentioned numerous times and he
did do some voice over work in an episode entitled The Transporter Malfunction, where Sheldon has a dream about a Spock doll that comes to life. Make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, November 12th at 7:30 to catch the show.
This is a story which parallels real life as Nimoy is indeed producing a documentary about his iconic father and the beloved character he played for nearly 5 decades on television as well as the silver screen. Shortly after Leonard Nimoy passed away on February 27th of this year (see: Yesterday I Said Goodbye To My Friend Leonard Nimoy), Adam announced development of a documentary that he had been working on with his famous father. This documentary was to be about the cultural impact the Spock character had made, but with the elder Nimoy’s passing, the project refocused with father’s life as the emphasis of the piece. In June 2015, Adam announced plans to crowd-fund the project on Kickstarter, offering various perks to fans backing it. The Star Trek fans came through because a month later not only had the documentary titled For the Love of Spock received 100% funding, it broke records for the largest crowd-funded documentary to date. They were asking for $600,000.00 and they brought in a grand total of $662,640.00.
For The Love Of Spock is currently listed in production and will feature many interviews with fans like J.J. Abrams, William Shatner, George Takei, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Simon Pegg. The film will be narrated by NuSpock actor and friend of the original Spock, Zachary Quinto.
Speaking about the film Adam had this to say:
It’s my gift to my Dad, it’s my gift to Mr. Spock who I love and adore, it’s my gift to the fans who have supported us all these years. It’s a gift really to myself to say something definitive about an incredibly interesting character who has inspired millions of people.
Do you have a favorite Leonard Nimoy memory? Will you watch For the Love of Spock when it premieres? Please comment with your thoughts!