Once again Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto is following in the footsteps of the late Leonard Nimoy. Today the History Channel announced they have greenlit a revival of the paranormal investigation series In Search Of, to be hosted and executive produced by Quinto. The show is inspired by the original In Search Of series which ran in the 70s and 80s, hosted by Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy.
The 10-episode unscripted series will follow Quinto as he investigates a different subject and “searches for the truth to some of the world’s greatest mysteries.” Episode subjects will include alien encounters, mysterious creatures, UFO sightings, time travel and artificial intelligence. In Search Of “will explore enigmas told through the eyes of witnesses and scholars with a personal connection to the phenomenon.” Each episode will include immersive demonstrations and experiments that contextualize the episode’s theme.
In a statement, Quinto said:
“I am so excited to be reimagining ‘In Search Of’ and exploring new questions and phenomena with all of the advancements in science and technology from which we have benefitted in the past forty years since the original series first aired. In the spirit of my late dear friend Leonard Nimoy, we intend to honor and perpetuate his endless curiosity about the world – and universe – in which we live.”
In Search Of joins History’s programming slate that includes the popular Ancient Aliens, and the upcoming scripted series Blue Book, which will chronicle the true top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ‘60s.
No release date was given for the new In Search Of.
In Search Of with Leonard Nimoy
The original In Search Of series aired from 1977-1982 following three specials in 1973 and 1975 that were hosted by Twilight Zone’s Rod Serling. Following Serling’s death, Nimoy was selected to host the regular series which ran for six seasons comprised of 144 episodes. The show was revived for a single season in 2002, hosted by X-Files star Mitch Pileggi.
You can watch an entire episode from season one – about Martians – below.
TrekMovie will provide updates on this series as more information becomes available.