In a March 5th Newsweek article about the Star Trek XI announcement there were some general reactions from George Takei, Rod Roddenberry and Trekkies documentary director Roger Nygard. Something that caught our attention was the statement that Nygard was ‘interviewing Trekkers for the latest installment of his "Trekkies" documentaries.’ TrekMovie.com contacted Nygard to find out what was up and apparently Newsweek ‘got their tenses wrong.’ Nygard says that he is not currently at work on a Trekkies 3, but that he and producer Denise Crosby are planning on doing one. "We are on a 7 year schedule," said Nygard, referring to how the previous two came out in 1997 and 2004 respectively. The Trekkies team would like to catch up with some of the Trek fans featured in the previous entries, like digital artist Gabriel Kroener who Nygard called "a Trekkies success story."
If it gets approved, Trekkies 3 will be different than the previous two. For one thing it will focus on the Trek fanfilm phenomenon. In addition Nygard says they want to cover Trekkies from countries not visited in theprevious outings. The director also noted that the most likely outlet would be direct-to-video and not a theatrical release, but they have not yet worked out any deals with Paramount, CBS or their respective DVD divisions. Since the film would likely be done around 2009-2010, Roger thinks Paramount’s decision to greenlight it will hinge on the success of Star Trek XI. Regarding JJ Abrams plans for Trek XI Nygard says he is excited by it and feels that Abrams will have a "fun new approach" to the franchise. Nygard has something in common with Trek’s new supreme leader, both he and Abrams have directed an episode of the NBC hit The Office.