For The Love Of Spock Movie Review

27 January 2017 Written by 

I am a Spock fan from way back so I was excited to find a Netflix documentary called,” For the Love of Spock.” This film was directed by his son, Adam Nimoy, as a tribute to the anniversary of the original Star Trek series. When Adam approached his father, Leonard Nimoy, about making the documentary the elder Nimoy thought it was a great idea. The film shares rare footage and behind the scene stories every Trekkie will love.

While the film focuses on the evolution and timeline of Spock it doesn’t shy away from the fact that Leonard Nimoy had a problem with alcohol. He had gone into rehab and had been sober since 1987. It was surprisingly refreshing to hear one of my favorite characters was had a problem and found help. That was only half the story. Adam and his father fought and eventually quit speaking. Adam admits this was due in large part to his own drug use. Eventually Adam too found recovery and they were reunited.

This story made me appreciate the courage it must have taken for his son to reveal the real truth about their family to the world using such a public forum. I enjoyed the movie tremendously for being willing to share so many intimate moments , such as home movies, from Leonard Nimoy's life.  Even more than that it gives us all hope that there is a light at the end of this tunnel called, Addiction. By sharing their strength, hope, and experience so openly in this film Adam and Leonard Nimoy have gone where no man has gone before and I applaud and thank them. “Live Long and Prosper”


A Reach Out Recovery Exclusive By: Nadine Knapp


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Nadine Knapp

I was born into a large Catholic Family of 14 children in Upstate New York. I graduated with my degree in Professional and Technical Writing from University of South Florida. My recovery story began when I witnessed addiction in close  relatives and friends. Unable to change them I began to focus on what I could change, me. Building a support system for myself I now strive daily to keep the focus on me. In my articles I sometimes share stories from my own experience, strength, and hope. It is my hope that others will find courage to see "the elephant in the room" and seek out help for themselves against this cunning,baffling,and powerful disease.
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