Zachary Quinto Bringing Back ‘In Search Of’ On The History Channel

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.

Zachary Quinto in In Search Of

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.

Zachary Quinto

 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.

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This is a good idea – I absolutely LOVED the Leonard Nimoy series. Can’t wait for this new version.

Next up Pine to host Rescue 911 (is that still going?)


I was hoping for TJ Hooker if I’m completely honest.

911 and Hooker will be later in Pines career. I believe the Barbary Coast is next for Chris.

You should be his agent Ricky!

I was thinking Pine could bring back TJ Hooker, but this is good, too.

Mr Nimoy would be proud.

Wow I never even heard of this show before but yeah I LOVE this kind of stuff. I’m a Trek fan how could I not be lol. I might go to Youtube and see if they have anymore of Nimoy’s old episodes.

You’ve never heard of IN SEARCH OF? Wow, you must be young. This show was HUGELY popular in the 1970s :)

I’ve never heard of it either and I was born in 74. Maybe it wasn’t as popular in the UK.

Well I was born in the 70s so yeah I would’ve been too young lol. But I never seen it rerun anywhere at all since then.

It’s definitely worth watching. It’s what he’s most known for, other than Star Trek and Mission: Impossible.

You can buy the complete In Search of collection on DVD through Amazon for $17.

I love Nimoy’s voice so much that I’d listen to him read the phone book. Zachary Quinto is a fine actor, but his voice is kind of nasal … it’s not the same.

Agreed. Nimoys voice is so deep and commanding while Quintos is not. The bigger question is…what is this thing called a “phone book” of which you speak???

Yeah, but the History Channel? Multiple seasons of a show about drilling a hole in the ground, The Amelia Earhart mystery that was disproved hours after broadcast, two seasons of asking viewers to assume Hitler didn’t commit suicide, and of course, I’m not saying it’s aliens…but it’s aliens. I suppose if you’re into alternative facts, it’s great, but it’s an entire network devoted to Al Capones vault now. All hype, but empty.

Oh, please. You think that the new show is going to re-hash the old stuff? I am sure that there will be NEW stuff to explore and de-bunk.

Conspiracy theory-mongering is a cottage industry in this country. There’s an advocate in the WH now. There’s no doubt we’ll have an episode In Search Of – Obama’s Birth Certificate.

Zachary Quinto campaigned for Obama, so I’m pretty sure he won’t be spreading conservative myths.

They show the stuff that sells. Sadly most people think actual history is a bore and that channel needs ratings like everything else.

And my guess is In Search Of is like your typical X-files investigation like show. I don’t know if the original ever dived into the conspiracy stuff, ie, ‘the government is hiding all of this from you’. But if it didn’t, I doubt the new one will either.

Well, it’s not like The X-Files, in that it’s not a drama–it’s a documentary-style show with a narrator.

Of course I was talking about the general subject matter.

Drama-mentary. The stuff History Channel peddles requires a healthy suspension of disbelief. Their target audience is the conspiracy minded, which does tend to skew conservative.

I don’t recall it being heavy handed on conspiracy, but then, that was a long time ago. I do recall some of the UFO stuff bumping up against ‘classified’, but a lot of that is now public. Nothing there, so you make up new stuff and wrap it in the ‘deep state’ nonsense.

The History Channel rarely has any actual ‘history’ on it. Unless you find marathons of Pawn Stars or Ice Road Truckers historical. With the exception of their scripted show Vikings, the channel is crap, reality-tv.

Once upon a time TLC actually had educational programming on it.

And Animal Planet actually had shows about wildlife and nature.

Cool! I do hope that the soundtrack for the new show is just as “spooky” and “mysterious”. In fact, just re-do the music, and I’ll be fine.

I used to love that show, not only for Leonard Nimoy. I read all kinds of books back then about Project Blue Book — this was back before all the UFO enthusiasts came out. It was all delightful [new] speculation. I don’t remember when Von Danekin’s book “In Search of Ancient Astronauts” came out but I devoured it.

“In Search of” also delved into those mysterious happenings like the New Jersey Devil, stuff like that which was later used as the foundation for the X-files Monster of the Week episodes. I could swear I read books in Junior High [not assigned, heh!] written by a guy named Frank Herbert [not the “Dune” author] one of which was called “Stranger than Fiction!”

That exclamation point kind of says it all. It was fun to speculate, but most of it was disproven or laid at the door of various “enthusiasts” who had more fiction than fact on their side.

Later I enjoyed “Night Stalker” and “The X-Files” … which were fiction!

Now History Channel has gone and spoiled it all because this speculation is their bread and butter, and believers are everywhere! People make pilgrimages to New Mexico and hike up the mountain in Nevada that’s near Area 51.

History Channel should probably change their name … b/c it’s not really “History.”

Thank You, Zachary Quinto, for bringing BACK such a GREAT show!!! Mr. Nimoy would be proud! :D #InSearchOf

Good to see the History Channel excised that which is a kickass theme song. :(

Awesome. Make it so, Mr. Quinto.