Until very recently, I'd had virtually no experience with Kickstarter. I knew it existed, I knew what it was, and that was pretty much it. I honestly didn't think I'd ever find a Kickstarter project I'd actually want to back.
Oh, how wrong I was.
Instead of trying to explain it in my own words, I'll just quote the creator himself:
Last year, just before Thanksgiving, I approached my dad, Leonard Nimoy, about the possibility of working together on a film about Mr. Spock. I had skimmed through some of the books on the making of Star Trek and felt there was so much more to explore about the birth and evolution of Spock. And the timing seemed right, as the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series was not that far away. Dad agreed that now was the right time, and that he was 100% committed to collaborating with me on this project. He also reminded me that we were (then) just days away from the 50th anniversary of the start of production on “The Cage,” the original pilot for Star Trek in which Dad first appeared as Mr. Spock.
Please participate in my Kickstarter campaign and help me complete a project that was important to my dad and has become extremely important to me.
Thanks again for your time and consideration.
As I write this journal, there are four days to go before the campaign ends, and the goal is close, but not quite close enough. Kicktraq.com says we're at 84% and trending toward 97%. Now, I don't know what Mr. Spock would make of these percentages (he'd probably want at least two or three decimals each for greater precision, but hey, we're only human), but 97%! Oh, come on! That's so close to 100% I can almost smell it!
Fellow Spock lovers and nerds in general, unite! Pledge what you can, and if you can't pledge, share and hope somebody else will. I'm not forcing anyone, but don't tell me this doesn't make your fingers itch to do something.
What else can I say? Oh, right...
Live Long and Prosper!