Leonard Nimoy's son Adam has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new documentary about his late father's much-loved Star Trek character entitled For the Love of Spock.

Leonard Nimoy passed away earlier this year at the age of 83.

On his campaign page, Adam Nimoy revealed that he and his father had discussed plans to work together on a new documentary film about the life of Mr Spock shortly before he died.

"Last year, just before Thanksgiving, I approached my dad, Leonard Nimoy, about the possibility of working together on a film about Mr Spock," he wrote.

"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."

The campaign aims to raise $600,000 over the next month and, should the goal be reached, Adam Nimoy's plans to release For the Love of Spock in early to mid-2016.

The documentary will be narrated by the actor Zachary Quinto, who starred as Spock in the recent Star Trek film reboots.

Adam Nimoy added that while the documentary began as a way of celebrating 50 years of the iconic character, his father's death brought new meaning to the film.

Adam now also hopes to explore the "incredible career and artistry" of Leonard Nimoy in his film.