At Star Trek Las Vegas the focus of much of Friday was a series of panels with stars from Star Trek: The Next Generation, including one with Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) and Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar). One bit of info that came out of that panel was discussion of the third entry in the series of Trekkies documentaries about Star Trek fandom co-produced and starring Crosby.
The first Trekkies doc came out in 1999 and Trekkies 2 followed in 2003. Since then she has stated at events and in interviews she would like to make a third, and on stage in Vegas today she sounded even more optimistic about it:
I have an idea. My partner and I Roger Nygard have a plan. It is at least a year away.
She also offered some details on what she would like to see in a Trekkies 3:
We definitely like to go to some places in the world where we haven’t been. I think also fandom has changed quite a bit since I first did Trekkies. So I want to explore the changes in attitude and the changes in all of that has taken place. And check in with all off J.J. Abrams crew and the Discovery crew and go back and see my dentist in Florida.
Crosby didn’t go into details on if there were any talks underway with CBS or Paramount who would have to be involved in any new film. Paramount released the previous two documentaries. She did implore the audience to “keep good positive thoughts” for a Trekkies 3.
A lot to cover
Crosby is correct that a lot has happened since Trekkies 2 came out 14 years ago, not just in the world of Star Trek and Trek fandom but with documentaries. There are fewer theatrical releases, especially from Paramount Pictures. It seems more likely that any new documentary would be released on TV or possibly through a streaming service. It even wouldn’t be surprising if Crosby looked to crowdfunding, like what was done successfully for the upcoming What We Left Behind doc on Deep Space Nine. For now, we will continue to wait and see.
And if the Trekkies documentaries are from before your time, here are the trailers for both.
TrekMovie will have more coverage of the Star Trek: The Next Generation panels from Friday and more coming soon from Star Trek Las Vegas.
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