“Trekspert” Mark A. Altman is following up his recent CW docuseries The Greatest Geek Year Ever: 1982 with a new documentary that will be exploring iconic Star Trek locations. Deep Space Nine star Terry Farrell has just joined the project with is currently being crowdfunded.
To Boldly Go
The new documentary titled To Boldly is described as “part travelogue, part history lesson, part Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The documentary will feature the hosts of the Inglorious Treksperts podcast: Mark A. Altman, Daren Dochterma, and Ashley E. Miller on a road trip adventure making stops at the most iconic filming locations from the Star Trek franchise.
To get things started the doc has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter with lots of perks for backers. This video introduces the doc and the campaign.
Planned locations for this documentary road trip include Vasquez Rocks (multiple Star Trek episodes and movies), The Valley of Fire (Star Trek Generations), Bronson Caves (multiple Star Trek episodes and movies), Trona Peaks (Star Trek V), The Titan Missile Museum (Star Trek: First Contact), Calloway Vineyard and Winery (“All Good Things”), and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute (Star Trek VI).
To Boldly Go will feature stars, directors, writers, and producers of multiple Star Trek shows and movies talking about the locations and making of classic episodes throughout the 60-year history of Star Trek. And the team just announced that Terry Farrell will be joining the Treksperts on this tour through Trek history.
“‘To Boldly Go’ is not just a documentary,” says Altman in a statement, “it’s a voyage of discovery. It’s a time machine that takes viewers back to the making of some of the most iconic television and movies in pop culture history, and this Kickstarter gives fans a chance to be a major part of this project from its inception through completion and take fans on the ultimate road trek.”
The Kickstarter campaign launched at San Diego Comic-Con has already achieved close to a quarter of its funding goal. Following its San Diego launch, the Treksperts have gone on a whistle-stop tour in support of the Kickstarter, with appearances at GalaxyCon Raleigh, Creation Entertainment’s 57-Year Mission Las Vegas, and GalaxyCon Austin. GalaxyCon is partnering with the Treksperts to assist with marketing efforts along with producing unique rewards for the campaign.
Fans who back the project on Kickstarter can pick up perks including exclusive merchandise and experiences such as a Pet Vasquez Rock, collectible pins and postcard sets, one-of-a-kind excursions to filming locations with legendary Star Trek celebrities, crew jackets, and even credits in the finished film along with an invite to the premiere. The campaign wraps up on September 5th. To find out more visit makethetrek.com the official Kickstarter page for To Boldly Go.