The Star Trek: Voyager documentary launched its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign last week and broke the site's record for day one donations towards a documentary, earning $455,000. After one week, it is the second most funded documentary in Indiegogo history with $638,348. Currently, the highest-funded documentary in is 455 Films' Star Trek: Deep Space Nine retrospective What We Left Behind, and The Voyager Documentary seems poised to surpass its predecessor's $647,891 total soon. Thanks to the immense support from fans donating to the campaign, 455 Films has unlocked new stretch goals and unveiled new perks, including a Zoom experience with Deep Space Nine star Terry Farrell and the opportunity to guest host The Delta Flyers, the podcast by Voyager stars Robert Duncan McNeill and Garrett Wang.
According to the mission statement on the campaign site, "It's been over 25 years since Voyager first got lost in the Delta Quadrant and took us all on an incredible seven-year journey. It is now time to revisit, celebrate, and fully explore what made this Star Trek series so special. The cast and crew of this groundbreaking show deserve the highest recognition, and with your help, we are going to make happen!
"We are still in the early stages of production with more interviews and support footage yet to be filmed. Once that is complete, Post-Production expenses will need to be covered such as editing, music, animation, color-correction, sound mixing and CBS/Star Trek footage licensing. The more we raise on this Indiegogo campaign, the more creative ways we have of making this documentary unique."
455 Films previously produced Star Trek documentaries For the Love of Spock, Chaos on the Bridge, and What We Left Behind. The studio intended to celebrate Voyager's 25th anniversary with the documentary, but COVID-19 interrupted those plans. The documentary began filming during Star Trek: The Cruise in early 2020, which celebrated Voyager's anniversary with guests including Kate Mulgrew, Jeri Ryan, Robert Picardo, Roxann Dawson, Ethan Phillips, Tim Russ, and Garrett Wang. 455 Films announced the documentary after Ryan reprised her Voyager role as former Borg drone Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Picard, but before Mulgrew announced she'd return to voice Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Prodigy.
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