It has just been announced that the documentary From the Bridge, described as a “warp speed ride through the history and evolution of fandom,” will be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday July 19th.
Hosted by Star Trek’s George Takei, From the Bridge promises a “cinematic journey chronicling the evolution of sci-fi, horror and comic book fandom.” The doc features interviews with Stan Lee, Nichelle Nichols, Gene Simmons, Joe Dante, Tom DeSanto, Adam Nimoy, Bryan Fuller, Neal Adams, Doug Jones, Rod Roddenberry, Howard Roffman and others. It also promises “never-before-seen” archival footage and interviews, including Gene Roddenberry and Leonard Nimoy.
The film delves into how fanzines, magazines and genre films inspired a new generation of storytellers to make the bold, cutting edge films, comic books and video games that now dominate modern culture. This will include discussions with Kerry O’Quinn, co creator of the seminal fandom magazines StarLog and Fangoria.
Clips and panel at SDCC
Clips of From the Bridge will be shown at Comic-Con in Ballroom 20 on Thursday, July 19th beginning at 10am, which will be followed by a panel moderated by Greg Grunberg (Star Trek Beyond). The panel will include doc writer-director Spencer F. Lee, along with Nichelle Nichols, Rod Roddenberry, Kerry O’Quinn, Tom DeSanto, uber cos-player Cecil Grimes and special guests.
From the Bridge is set for a theatrical run in late summer 2018 and will be released on VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray in November.
For more info, visit the official site at fromthebridgemovie.com.