As reported here on TrekNews a few week’s ago, Rod Roddenberry’s Trek Nation documentary was nearing completion. Today brings news that the film will premiere this October on the Science Channel, in commemoration of Trek’s 45th anniversary.
Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, has written and produced the feature-length documentary exploring both his father’s and the franchise’s legacy.
Trek Nation will utilize never-before-seen footage of both Gene’s life and franchise landmarks, such as Gene’s wedding and the first ever Star Trek convention. Its aim is to illustrate Trek’s positive impact on the world, showing it has had a critical influence on “everything from entertainment to politics, from space travel to social morality,” according to the Trek Nation website.
The documentary, which has been in production for over 10 years, will also include interviews with famous figures influenced by Roddenberry’s work, such as Stan Lee, George Lucas and JJ Abrams.
Roddenberry told TV Guide “I was a rebellious kid, and he was more of an authority figure than a father. I didn’t understand Star Trek until he passed away… but then I went to Star Trek conventions, and talked to people, and eventually became so proud of the name ‘Roddenberry.'”.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, we’ve embedded the trailer for the film below:
[Quote Source: TV Guide]