The Deep Space Nine Documentary Is Delayed As Adam Nimoy Steps Down As Director

The Deep Space Nine Documentary Is Delayed As Adam Nimoy Steps Down As Director
Facebook may have decided that you shouldn’t see the news, but we think you deserve to be in the know with Gizmodo Australia’s reporting. To sign up for our daily newsletter covering the latest news, features and reviews, head HERE. For a running feed of all our stories, follow us on Twitter HERE. Or you can bookmark the Gizmodo Australia homepage to visit whenever you need a news fix.

What We Left Behind, a crowdfunded documentary on the history and impact of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has hit a few snags.

In the winter update on the documentary’s Indiegogo campaign, the creators revealed that Adam Nimoy, the son of Leonard Nimoy, has stepped down from the director’s chair. According to the update, he did so “in order to focus on personal commitments and other creative endeavours. In a statement included in the update, Nimoy said, “The real creative force behind the DS9 documentary was well in place before I came along. I was happy to lend them support and guidance to push the project along so that it could be completed in time for the 25th anniversary of the show which is coming up in 2018. I wish the creative team all good things as they Boldly Go!”

While Nimoy will remain as part of the team as producer and advisor, David Zappone from 455 Films and Iran Steven Behr, Deep Space Nine‘s executive producer, will co-direct the film in its final stages.

The update also clarifies that, while the original release date for the film was slated to be February 2018, it’s now been delayed, with no firm release date determined, though the creators say they’re “still aiming to have the film done in early 2018.”

[Indiegogo, via]