Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock
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Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy will be the subject of a documentary, it has been announced.

The actor, who is best-known for his portrayal of half-human, half-Vulcan character Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi TV series, passed away on 27 February 2015, after a long battle with lung disease.

Just a month after his death, the late Hollywood star's son Adam Nimoy revealed plans to produce and direct "For the Love of Spock", a documentary dedicated to his father.

Speaking to Variety, the TV Director said: "This will be a tribute to my dad and Spock. We have plenty to work from because my dad loved telling stories and he was very fond of the role."

The father-son duo started discussing the project, which is expected to coincide with the 50th anniversary of "Star Trek," back in 2014 and even talked about it days before his death.

Adam explained: "My father wrote two books — 'I Am Not Spock' and 'I Am Spock' — and we've got lots of recordings so there's plenty for us to work with. He felt as if he had plenty of time, but then he declined precipitously. I was struck with the outpouring of affection for him after he died, so this feels like the right thing to do."

Nimoy, who passed at the age of 83, frequently warned his fans of the perils of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades ago, claiming it was to blame for his chronic obstructive pulmonary.

David Zappone, the owner and president of Paramount-based 455 Films, is expected to produce and Zachary Quinto, who took over as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek reboot and its sequel, has been enlisted to narrate the programme. William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the series, has also agreed to make a cameo.