Movie Monday: Did You See and Agree?
It’s Monday! I saw a movie! Let’s discuss.
For the Love of Spock looks back at the career of Leonard Nimoy, his portrayer, and of the Star Trek character’s rise to iconic status. It tells the story of Leonard the man as well, and struggles he had himself and with family issues. It was like getting to know Spock’s other half, which was nice. The movie features interviews with original Star Trek actors, present-day ones, family members, and others who knew Leonard. It also features a lot of clips and happy Trek memories, especially about Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. That’s my favorite Star Trek movie and apparently the one Nimoy really wanted to make (it showed).
- I learned more about the old Star Trek (which is before my time) and Spock, and Leonard, the actor.
- It was about 2 hours of mostly smiling, of seeing more of Spock AND Leonard’s human side.
- I liked seeing the original actors talk about him more than the more recent ones, but I quibble.
Grade: I’ll beam up 3 stars out of four. If you’re a Spock or Star Trek fan, you’ll really enjoy it. If you don’t know what this Spock adoration is all about (WHO ARE YOU WHO DOESN’T KNOW SPOCK?), it’s a fun ride to discovery.
Let me know what you thought of this flick in the comments. Thanks for reading. Live long and prosper.
(And, if so inclined, read my former freelance alter ego’s tribute to Spock from February 2015, when he died, here).
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