Two new Trek documentaries will be on tap soon for fans; one about the past fifty years of Star Trek, and one about Deep Space Nine.
The first documentary, 50 Years of Star Trek, will “[celebrate] the iconic Star Trek franchise that has spanned generations and spawned a diehard cult following. Cast and creators, including Leonard Nimoy in one of his final full length interviews, give an inside look into the series and reflect on its legacy.
“50 Years of Star Trek explores the series with those who know it best. The documentary features interviews with cast members and creators from all Star Trek television series and films including Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes, Nichelle Nichols, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Fuller, and Simon Pegg as they reflect on their contribution to the ground breaking franchise and reveal their all-time favorite episodes and iconic moments from the past fifty years. The documentary also highlights the unique fan culture the series has created. Notable Trekkies Michael McKean, Olivia Munn, Bruce Campbell and others share their memories about the series and explore how it has impacted American history and culture.”
Produced by New Wave Entertainment, 50 Years of Star Trek is directed by Ian Roumain. Brian Volk Weiss and Joe Braswell are executive producers.
50 Years of Star Trek will make its debut Sunday, August 14, at 8 PM ET on History.
The Deep Space Nine documentary is in progress, Ira Steven Behr told fans at last weekend’s convention in Las Vegas. The Deep Space Nine documentary will explore “what DS9 was really about, and what its lasting impact has been on the Star Trek franchise and culture in general.
Behr is shooting for a 2017 release of the documentary. A short interview with him conducted by TrekMovie is available below.