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Why a 'Star Trek' Legend Is Helping Out With a Kickstarter Project THR

One of the biggest stars of the original “Star Trek” television series has thrown his clout behind a new crowdsourced project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on the 1960s installment of "Star Trek," is endorsing a project from the show's original writers, David Gerrold and DC (Dorothy) Fontana, along with producer David C. Fein, the story reports.

The three are using Kickstarter to raise money to shoot and create a new science-fiction series called "The Star Wolf." So far, they've raised about $52,000 of the $650,000 they need to create the series.

Original "Star Trek" cast member Nichelle Nichols has agreed to play the recurring role of Admiral O'Hara.

In an endorsement posted on Kickstarter, Nimoy wrote, "The folks behind this project are people I've known for over 40 years. David Gerrold and Dorothy Fontana gave us some of the best writing we ever had on the original ‘Star Trek’ series. I, for one, will be eagerly looking forward to see what their creativity will offer us on 'The Star Wolf.'"

The project has also received an endorsement from Bill Prady, executive producer on 'The Big Bang Theory."

The project is based on Gerrold's book series, which tracks a crew caught up in an interplanetary war between humans and a race called the Morthans.