History Channel Orders 8-Part Docuseries Franchise Chronicle

While the Star Trek: Voyager documentary breaks crowdfunding records, another Star Trek documentary is heading into production through a more traditional route. The History Channel commissioned the 8-part docuseries Headquarters: 55 Years of Star Trek from the company Nacelle. Brian Volk-Weiss – creator of Netflix The toys that made us and The films that made us – directs the series. He previously ran 50 years of Star Trek, the History Channel’s 85-minute special documentary that aired in 2016. According to Deadline, the new docuseries will offer a behind-the-scenes look at some of the franchise’s most defining moments, dating back to its creation and Lucille Ball’s involvement in the series through her studio Desilu.

“Star Trek, before I was 10, gave me the closest thing to a code in my life to follow,” Volk-Weiss said. “If it weren’t for the words ‘I don’t believe in the dead end scenario’ I would be very lonely, broke and miserable in this world. So to say this is a passionate project would be a tremendous understatement. “

The series includes interviews with Star Trek cast members, crews and experts, offering behind-the-scenes stories and new perspectives on franchise history. The documentary promises to address the lesser-known corners of Star Trek history, including Star Trek: The Animated Series and the abandoned Star Trek: Phase II TV shows.

Ian Romanian will be Central headquartersshowrunner as well as an executive producer. Other executive producers include Star Trek: The Next Generation star Gates McFadden and Mark Altman, who hosts the Inglorious Treksperts podcast and is co-author of the book The Fifty Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: Volume One: The First 25 Years and its sequel, The Fifty Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From the Next Generation to JJ Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek.

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