Archive - Jul 24, 2011
Trek Nation, the long anticipated documentary by Rod Roddenberry is headed to the Science Channel. We've been reporting on the doc for sometime and it's great to hear that all Trek fans, alike, will be able to get an inside look at the Roddenberry family and legacy. As reported by TV Guide, Science Channel is partnering with Rod to air the doc which he describes as "a journey to discovery who my father is... The man behind the myth".
"He's got the keys to the Roddenberry treasure of never-before-seen footage," says the channel's general manager, Debbie Myers. Adds executive producer Bernadette McDaid: "There's footage of Gene's wedding, which has never been seen, as well as footage from the first-ever Star Trek convention... we helped them take this treasure trove and shape it into a two-hour narrative. This is the ultimate first-hand testimony."
Rod explains talks about the journey of making Trek Nation; "My father passed away when I was 17. 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.'"
Trek Nation will air on Science in OctoberCONTINUE READING >>