It cannot be denied; even Spock would understand the tears shed during the Monday night screening of For the Love of Spock at the Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary, directed by Adam Nimoy, pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy, to Nimoy's most iconic character, Star Trek's Mr. Spock, and to the influence of both Nimoy and Spock on the world and those who loved the man and the character. On the red carpet and in the audience were Adam Nimoy and other members of the Nimoy family, as well as the franchise's current Spock, Zachary Quinto, and such Trek alums as Terry Farrell, Rene Auberjonois and Nana Visitor.
Quinto talked about how meeting Nimoy and "feeling embraced by Leonard" was a "turning point" in the younger actor's career and life, and in terms of playing Spock. "It developed into a profound connection," Quinto said of their relationship. "It became something more than playing a character."