Today is the 10th anniversary of the release of J.J. Abrams Star Trek film, which revitalized the Star Trek franchise with a new cast, including Anton Yelchin as Chekov, who passed away in a tragic accident in 2016. The makers of the upcoming documentary Love, Antosha about Yelchin chose today to share a clip featuring Anton’s co-star Zoe Saldana recalling the making of that first Star Trek film.
Zoe remembers Anton and Star Trek
This clip from Love, Antosha (via EW) features Zoe Saldana talking about how Anton was so aware of what being part of Star Trek meant and features behind the scenes footage from the set and more including when original Chekov actor Walter Koenig visited.
The documentary Love, Antosha is produced by Yelchin’s friend director Drake Doremus (who worked with Anton on Like Crazy). The film features interviews with over 60 of the late actor’s friends and collaborators, including Abrams, Chris Pine, and Zoe Saldana, among other friends from his days aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. The documentary’s director Garret Price tells EW “It wasn’t hard to get them. It really wasn’t. Everybody wanted to be a part of this. All people wanted to do was talk about Anton.”
Love, Antosha premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The video below features director Garrett Price talking about the doc.
Love, Antosha hits theaters this summer on August 2nd.