455 Films, the team behind the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary What We Left Behind, are currently working on a new project, this time focusing on Star Trek: Voyager. Production began in March 2020, and after taking a hiatus due to the pandemic, resumed later in the year. And now 455 just announced the next step for the Voyager documentary.
Pre-order crowdfunding campaign kicks off in March.
During the Virtual Trek Con yesterday, 455 Films announced a new crowdfunding campaign in support of the Voyager documentary is coming on March 1st. Just like with the DS9 Documentary campaign, you will have the opportunity to pre-order the documentary and get additional supporter rewards. Watch the video announcement from Voyager star Garrett Wang below:
Appearing on TrekMovie’s Shuttle Pod in November, Voyager documentary producer David Zappone gave an update on the production:
We have interviewed several of the main cast separately. We just did an interview with Brannon Braga, a very extensive one. We plan to interview Jeri Taylor and Rick Berman and get each one of the cast members individually. It is going to take a little longer than it normally would have, but we will get there.
He also talked about why they’re interested in crowdfunding:
Absolutely, I would love to do [including remastered HD footage] again, but I have a feeling it would take another crowdfunding campaign. The people need to approve. I can’t convince CBS 100% they want to see. They need to help us to show CBS the desire is there. I would love nothing better. We have the team, we know how to do it. It is time-consuming, but it’s not impossible.
Producer: “COVID be damned, we’re going to make this film.”
Yesterday Zappone and Joe Kornbrodt participated in a panel during the Virtual Trek Con. They talked about their work on Star Trek documentaries, including briefly discussing the upcoming Voyager doc. Zappone gave an update on how they are continuing to work, doing both in-person and Zoom interviews during the pandemic.
Documentary launches official site and social media
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