STAR TREK: VOYAGER documentary “TO THE JOURNEY” crowd-funder crosses $1 MILLION!

With just three days left to crowd-fund, the Indiegogo for the new Star Trek: Voyager documentary—now officially titled TO THE JOURNEY—crossed the ONE MILLION DOLLAR mark!

Is this a record? It’s really close!!!

The folks at 455 Films had previously crowd-funded the Trek-related documentaries FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK on Kickstarter in 2015 with a total of $662,640 and DEEP SPACE NINE: WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND on Indiegogo in 2017 with $647,891…both with just under 10K backers.

Back in April of 2016, the Frank Zappa documentary and restoration project WHO THE F*@% IS FRANK ZAPPA? raised a mind-blowing $1,126,036 on Kickstarter. And that, my friends, is the record for crowd-funding a film documentary project.

When 455 Films started this campaign for Voyager, they were probably not even imagining coming close to that record. Likely, based on their previous two campaigns, they might have thought they’d crack seven or eight hundred thousand. But as the weeks passed, and stretch goals repeatedly toppled at 75K and 100K intervals, suddenly the idea of reaching or breaching that record became a real possibility…especially now with three days left and only $100K still to go.

As you can see from the stretch goals at the bottom of this page, To The Journey will have ALL of its Voyager clips mastered into HD…and there will be some kind of never-before-seen “Voyager surprise.” Will they add even more stretch goals? I guess we’ll know soon!

In the meantime, there’s still time to donate. They’ve also put tickets up for sale for red carpet premieres in Los Angeles, New York, and London on the campaign page…

5 thoughts on “STAR TREK: VOYAGER documentary “TO THE JOURNEY” crowd-funder crosses $1 MILLION!”

  1. I’ve been wondering to myself why I’m not enthused by this project. I’m happy to see what they come up with, but don’t feel the same drive I had for DS9.

    Part of the reason if not most of it strikes me as too many deus et machina episodes. We have super-Kes getting them part way home. Why not all the way home? When it came time to end the series, we had future Janeway show up to save the day.

    We had two super-powerful species, the Borg and Species 8472 who should have been able to swat Voyager into dust without further ado but somehow we had a magic solution to the conflict.

    Thinking to other Trek shows, once the SF technology was assumed, the writers stayed within the tech assumptions or with tech developments that followed from the technology. Even when some tech suddenly appeared, such as for TNG: Inner Light or DS9:The Visitor, it was not central to the episode.

    Of course I did enjoy quite a few episodes. For example, “Unity” where Borg technology was an integral part of the episode but which asked the question about whether or not the independent group could keep their sense of morality or would inevitably change into Borg morality.

    1. I’m also much more of a fan of Deep Space Nine than Voyager, Jerry. But I still donated because, despite Voyager being my fourth-favorite Trek series, it’s still Star Trek and deserves a decent behind-the-scenes retrospective. Also, the folks at 455 Films make really awesome Star Trek documentaries! πŸ™‚

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