San Diego Comic-Con has become a place for big reveals regarding many of our favorite shows and movies. This year will be no different, as executive producer George Noe has announced the debut of his sci-fi documentary, ‘From the Bridge,’ at SDCC.
The film recounts the growth and evolution of the sci-fi, horror and comic book fandoms, and is narrated by some of the biggest names in the industry. George Takei (‘Star Trek’) serves as the film’s host and guides fans through some never-before-seen footage featuring George Lucas and never before aired interviews with the likes of Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy, and more. The film will premiere in San Diego Convention Center’s 4000 seat Ballroom 20 on Thursday, July 19 beginning at 10am.
‘From the Bridge’ includes original interviews with Stan Lee, Nichelle Nichols, Gene Simmons, Joe Dante, Tom DeSanto, Adam Nimoy, Bryan Fuller, Neal Adams, Doug Jones, Rod Roddenberry, Howard Roffman, and more. Following its debut at SDCC, the documentary will get a theatrical run in late summer 2018 and will be released on VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray in November.
SDCC regular Greg Grunberg (‘Star Trek: Beyond’) will moderate the panel featuring writer-director Spencer F. Lee, Nichols, Roddenberry, Kerry O’Quinn, DeSanto, uber cos-player Cecil Grimes and other special guests. Following the debut, Grunberg will lead a discussion and Q&A on the evolution of science fiction, fantasy, comic book and horror fandom and the positive impact each has had on popular culture.
Speaking about the creation of ‘From the Bridge,’ Lee had the following to say:
“When I created ‘From the Bridge,’ I set out to tell the amazing, awe inspiring story of the many iconic artists and visionaries who helped shape a historic movement that, today, is collectively known as ‘Fandom.’ To the non-fans who might not know this rich history and may believe it is defined by crazy, cool costumes, the heart of this movement is a celebration of acceptance of the diverse and unique things that make each of us human. It is my honor to be able to share the history of these groundbreaking innovators and historic fans’ stories with everyone.”
Check out the trailer for ‘From the Bridge’ below!