Zachary Quino was a natural fit as everyone's favorite Vulcan, Spock in the recent Star Trek movies. At times, his performance channeled the late, great actor Leonard Nimoy. Once again, Quinto will step into Nimoy's shoes in a new series for the History Channel, rebooting the investigative series, In Search Of, which Nimoy starred in the 1970s. SYFY WIRE has an exclusive trailer clip previewing what the series will be:
Quinto will serve as the lead investigator in all types of unexplained, scientific and mysterious phenomenon around the world as he speaks with scholars and witnesses. He'll also use the latest in techology, pursue new locations of old mysteries and go deeper than what's been investigated before. A sampling of what the inaugural season includes the Lost City of Atlantis, time travel, artifical intelligence and superpowered humans. In Search Of will premiere on the History Channel, Friday, July 20.
The original In Search of... ran from 1977 to 1982 with 144 episodes that delved into such ponderous subjects that included Nostradamus, Cloning, Who Built the Great Wall of China, the Dogon tribe, and the Abominable Snowman. The Twilight Zone's Rod Serling was the initial host in three one-hour specials, then Nimoy took over after Serling's death in 1975 when the In Search Of... was greenlit as a television series.
Biblical stories were looked at by archaeologists and scientists, while moments and persons of interest were also the subject of Nimoy's investigation like Pompeii, King Tut, and people claiming to have encounters with the fourth kind. The series was revived briefly in 2002 for one season with The X-Files' Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner) as the host.
The original series was a half hour, and this first season will be 10 one-hour episodes. Whatever answers Quinto finds, if he is able to convey the pursuit of seeking knowledge and discovery, then In Search Of will be a series worth tuning in.