The first trailer for COPD: Highly Illogical -- A Special Tribute to Leonard Nimoy has been released and StarTrek.com is pleased to share it with fans. The trailer is the next step in the making of the documentary, which is being produced by Nimoy's daughter Julie and her husband, David Knight. John de Lancie, Nimoy's longtime friend and business associate, as well as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Q, narrates the trailer.
COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the illness that claimed Nimoy's life in February. Most people aren’t aware of the condition, even though it’s one of the most-prevalent lung diseases diagnosed today and despite the fact that it ranks as the third most-common cause of death in America. Nimoy disclosed his diagnosis in 2014 and spent his remaining days talking and tweeting about the illness, revealing how his years of smoking caused it, and imploring anyone who smoked to do the logical thing – and quit. Julie Nimoy and David Knight discussed the documentary in detail with StarTrek.com in September.
So far, $255,000, or more than half of the target goal of $500,000, has been raised by fans and companies donating funds to First Giving/COPD Foundation. Anyone who wishes to donate can do so by going to www.firstgiving.com.