Here’s another documentary Star Trek fans should be looking forward to: In Search of Tomorrow, which focuses on 1980s sci-fi cinema, a pivotal era for the genre and for the Star Trek film franchise. We first reported on this crowdfunded doc as it was being developed last year, and now we have an exclusive clip.
Koenig talks Star Trek II
The producers of In Search of Tomorrow have provided TrekMovie.com with this clip from their doc of actor Walter Koenig talking about how the particular acting styles of Ricardo Montalban and William Shatner worked perfectly in the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
In Search of Tomorrow to explore Star Trek movies and more 1980s
The new documentary comes from the same team behind the acclaimed 2019 documentary In Search of Darkness, which explored 1980s horror cinema. Now with In Search of Tomorrow—which they describe as a “superdoc”—they are taking a deep dive into 1980s sci-fi cinema.
In addition to Koenig, the doc is expected to include interviews with people related to Star Trek including Nicholas Meyer, Adam Nimoy, Wil Wheaton, and other relevant artists and Treksperts. Also included will be dozens of interviews with more icons of 1980s sci-fi. Recently added to the list of interviews are Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters), Jesse Ventura (Predator, The Running Man), Peter Weller (Robocop, Buckaroo Banzai), John Dykstra (Star Wars, Star Trek), Bruce Boxleitner (TRON), Adrienne Barbeau (Escape from New York, Swamp Thing), and more.
Here is the new trailer.
In addition to the new talent announcement, the documentary team has launched an Indiegogo campaign to aid in not only expanding current production efforts and adding more interviews, but also to allow sci-fi fans the opportunity to pre-order the film and become involved in the filmmaking process. In Search of Tomorrow is scheduled to be released in December 2021 and the initial release of the doc will be available exclusively to backers.
A pledge of around $40 includes a digital release and going up to $80 adds a Blu-ray, some posters, and other collectibles. All backers get their name in the credits and access to an exclusive online community which includes watch parties, special guest Q&As, access to the production team, and early previews including the ability to offer feedback on work in progress.
The Indigogo campaign ends next week on May the 4th. To learn more about supporting In Search of Tomorrow, visit the Indigogo page.
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