For The Love Of Spock

I felt like watching a documentary again and found this one on Netflix. I have read Leonard Nimoy’s autobiography as well as The Shat’s recent book about Leonard himself, so I wasn’t expecting to learn much more.

But, it was good to see archive footage of some of the stuff I read about in the books, including his early roles in various films and TV. He did a lot of small roles in film and TV before he got all famous. Even while he was all famous he still kept himself busy, figuring that one day it would all end, so he had better make as much money as possible. Good thinking really. It meant though that he made several terrible music albums, and there was one music video of him singing an absolutely terrible and rather embarrassing song titled “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins”, which you can see here.

This was directed by his son Adam who did a rather good job of it overall. There were plenty of interviews with various people including Leonard’s brother, who has a voice just like Leonard’s, George Takei, The Shat, Walter Koenig (funny hearing him talk in his American accent), some of the cast of the new Star Trek films, and with Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” (a show I have recently started watching from the beginning). All had nice things to say about him of course. There were also archive interviews with Leonard back in the day. Nothing was said of Leonard’s falling out with The Shat.

If there is one criticism I would have it would be the over-use of violins throughout the film, it was laid on a bit thick at times. Otherwise it was a worthwhile watch.

Date watched: July 29th
Score: 8.5/10
Film count 2017: 84

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