The Ready Room: A Star Trek Podcast
179: For the Love of Spock

Adam Nimoy Talks Star Trek, Documentary, and Dad.

Perhaps no one better symbolizes Star Trek—and the message behind  it—than Leonard Nimoy. Just as fathers influence their children, Leonard Nimoy did this for millions around the world. And in this episode of The Ready Room, recorded on Father’s Day, hosts Christopher Jones and Larry Nemecek are joined by someone who knows this better than anyone: Leonard’s son, Adam. Currently working on a documentary called “For The Love of Spock,” Adam helps us all remember the incredible talent and influence that his father brought to the world as we discuss the project, his life growing up with a famous dad, his own work directing episodes of TNG, and much more.

In our news segment, we share our thoughts on the recent news that Paramount has invited a fan to pitch their idea for a TV series—previously called Star Trek Beyond, but now renamed Star Trek Uncharted. We also check in on Nichelle Nichols’s recovery, and Mike Rittenhouse and Noah Butler of the band Five Year Mission drop by to preview their upcoming EP release, “Spock’s Brain.”



Christopher Jones and Larry Nemecek



Adam Nimoy, Noah Butler, and Mike Rittenhouse


Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones


Executive Producers

Matthew Rushing and Norman C. Lao


Associate Producer

Renee Roberts


Production Manager

Richard Marquez


Content Manager

Will Nguyen



Paramount invites Michael Gummelt to pitch Star Trek Uncharted (00:04:34)

Five Year Mission previews the “Spock’s Brain” EP (00:20:05)

Nichelle Nichols recovering well from stroke (00:39:03)


Feature: Adam Nimoy: For the Love of Spock

The Genesis of the Documentary (00:45:35)

Reactions to Leonard Nimoy’s Passing (00:48:58)

A Personal Story (00:52:44)

Father-Son Dynamic (01:03:13)

Directing Star Trek: The Next Generation (01:10:21)

Views on the J.J. Abrams Films (01:18:56)

Leonard Nimoy’s Last Few Years (01:23:10)

Status of the Documentary (01:27:12)

How You Can Help Make “For the Love of Spock” (01:34:23)

Closing (01:44:47)


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Category:Documentaries -- posted at: 10:01am MDT