As we’ve known for several months, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will be boldly going where it has never gone before — in documentary form. Adam Nimoy, director of the award-winning doc For the Love of Spock and the son of Leonard Nimoy, was at the helm of the ship known as What We Left Behind. But no longer.
According to Indiegogo, Nimoy has stepped down “in order to focus on personal commitments and other creative endeavors,” leaving the director’s chair to both 455 Films’ David Zappone and DS9’s executive producer, Ira Steven Behr.
“The real creative force behind the DS9 documentary was well in place before I came along. I was happy to lend them support and guidance to push the project along so that it could be completed in time for the 25th anniversary of the show which is coming up in 2018. I wish the creative team all good things as they Boldly Go!”
And now the bad news: Although What We Left Behind has never pinned down a release date, the team was originally aiming for February 2018. Now we can expect that ethereal date to be pushed even farther back.
In February 2017, What We Left Behind raised $647,891 from a $150,000 ask ($148,978, to be exact). The campaign met its crowdfunding goal in one day. It also reached its four stretch goals, which gave Nimoy and Co. the financial wherewithal to remaster selected shots from Deep Space Nine for high definition (permissions pending).
We’re still looking forward to What We Left Behind. We’ll just have to keep looking forward a little bit longer. Fingers crossed for mid-2018. Make that a Vulcan hand salute.