Zachery Quinto had a very close friendship with the late Leonard Nimoy.
The 38-year-old actor, who plays overly rational alien Spock in Star Trek Beyond, believes that the spockumentary of Leonard Nimoy’s son would pay homage to the franchise’s history.
The Star Trek star attended the premiere of ‘For the Love of Spock’ held at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on Monday, April 18 with director Adam Nimoy.
The panel discussion at Tribeca Film festival was promoting Adam Nimoy’s documentary about the life of Star Trek icon, Leonard Nimoy.
"I think that the 50th anniversary really influences this film in a way," Quinto said at a panel discussion at Tribeca Film Festival.
The documentary ‘For the Love of Spock’ is conceived as a tribute of Adam Nimoy to his legendary father, Leonard Nimoy, who passed away in February 2015 after diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Leonard had played Spock in the original TV series and movies and also had a cameo alongside Zachary in 2009 movie which had rebooted the Star Trek franchise.
Zachary revealed that he became close to Leonard during the filming of the reboot Star Trek in 2009. He said that he had based his performance as Spock on how Leonard played the role in the original series.
Zachary told that he had a father-son relationship with actor Leonard. Their connection was very close, respectful and loving.
At the event, the lawyer-turned director son of late Leonard Nimoy expressed his feelings on making the documentary, which he calls ‘spockumentary’.
“I knew that the 50th anniversary of the original series was coming up, and I wanted to do something with him to celebrate that event.”
“I was overwhelmed by the response and emotion from fans all over the world. It was clear to me at that point that I needed to expand the film to include his life, clearly, and his legacy. And then as I began to delve into that quite a bit, it became increasingly clear that my own perspective on my own story was kind of bound up in that.”
Director Nimoy concluded the documentary as a gift to all the fans to celebrate and process the loss of his father.