Earlier this summer, the 1982: The Greatest Geek Year Ever! crowdfunded documentary was announced. TrekMovie has been given a clip from the doc featuring one of the Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan interviews.
1982 doc clip: Hugh Hudson and Ron Howard rejected as Wrath of Khan directors
Some familiar names have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to complete work on their new documentary, 1982: The Greatest Geek Year!, which will feature a lot of stories about the making of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan from director Nicholas Meyer, producer Robert Sallin, and unit publicist Eddie Egan as well as many members of the cast and crew.
Here’s an exclusive excerpt of Bob Sallin discussing his struggles to hire a director for Star Trek II.
While Hugh Hudson went on to win the Academy Award for Chariots Of Fire and Ron Howard later won for A Beautiful Mind, Sallin still struck gold when he picked up on the suggestion of Nicholas Meyer to helm the film. The rest is Star Trek history, much of which will be told in 1982: The Greatest Geek Year Ever!
1982: The Greatest Geek Year Ever! comes out next year
The documentary, which will be released theatrically next year, is produced by several notable Treksperts including film critic Scott Mantz—a producer on The Roddenberry Vault and contributed to the voluminous bonus features on the Blu-rays for the The Next Generation and Enterprise Blu-Ray sets; Roger Lay, Jr.; and Mark A. Altman, Pandora showrunner, author of the bestselling oral history of The Fifty-Year Mission, and the co-host of the Inglorious Treksperts podcast.
For more details or to contribute, visit 1982movies.com.
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