People who contributed to the crowdfunding campaign for the documentary about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, What We Left Behind, are getting antsy as the project gets delayed a mere three months before its projected release. A big reason behind this, according to io9, is that director Adam Nimoy — Leonard Nimoy’s son — has stepped down. Taking the reins from Nimoy are David Zappone of 455 Films and Ira Steven Behr, executive producer of Deep Space Nine.
Nimoy will still be involved in the production, as producer and advisor. On the campaign’s Indiegogo page, 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!"
Though creators never committed to a specific release date, they planned on funders checking out the film in February 2018. According to the campaign’s latest update, however, this was before the campaign made 423% of its goal, racking up a whopping $647,891, with 9,552 backers as of March 2017. With this extra money, creators were able to expand the scope of the project, collecting more interviews from stars of the show. The production update says that the filming and editing schedule has been extended so they could “include a new number of new and exciting creative ideas.”
The projected release date is still in early 2018, though, so fingers crossed!