Adam Nimoy produced and directed the award-winning documentary For the Love of Spock, which chronicled the life of his father, the late Leonard Nimoy. Now he's back for some more documentary goodness, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign. The topic? More Star Trek.
Only this time, instead of the classic Trek of his father’s day, Nimoy will be exploring the world of the third Star Trek series, Deep Space Nine.
What We Left Behind: Star Trek Deep Space Nine Doc, a riff on the finale episode title, "What You Leave Behind," plans to interweave interviews with the cast, crew and fans of what the Indiegogo campaign acknowledges as the most dark and edgy of all five (and counting) Star Trek series.
Our documentary film, What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, will take a detailed look at this historic series and consider the reasons Deep Space Nine went from a family outcast to a Star Trek mainstay. The film will also contain a "what if" segment in which the original writers brainstorm a theoretical 8th season of the show.
In the sizzle reel below, we get to see some of the cast and crew banter about the fundraising video that they suddenly find themselves in ... and they even start kicking in some money themselves, which is why the campaign is only requesting $148,978, not $150,000. (As of the time of this writing, the campaign has raised over $230,000 and counting.)
For the Love of Spock was Nimoy's love letter to his father, with moments of sweetness and poignancy, and proved that he's a solid documentarian. I’m eager to see what he does with his next film ... and obviously so are the documentary's 2700+ backers. And counting.
Best perk? For $2,000, Nana Visitor will cook dinner for you in New York City. Sadly, it's sold out. No larish pie for you.