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Trek Nation -- Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's son Eugene explores the positive impact his father's iconic franchise may have had on people's lives.


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J.J. Abrams ... Himself
Indira Addington ... Herself
Sallie Baliunas ... Herself (as Dr. Sallie Baliunas)

Majel Barrett ... Herself
Grey Beyer ... Himself
Chris Buice ... Himself
Ernesto Cortes ... Himself (as Dr. Ernesto Cortez)
Matthew Gregory Danner ... Himself

Peter Diamandis ... Himself
David Dortort ... Himself

Doug Drexler ... Himself
D.C. Fontana ... Herself

Jonathan Frakes ... Himself

Darius L. Galden ... Himself
David A. Goodman ... Himself
Rob Haitani ... Himself
Eric Hall ... Himself
Amber Kathrine ... Herself
Mort Kessler ... Himself
Christopher Knopf ... Himself

Stan Lee ... Himself

George Lucas ... Himself

Seth MacFarlane ... Himself

Ronald D. Moore ... Himself

Larry Nemecek ... Himself

Nichelle Nichols ... Herself
Annabelle Noland ... Herself
Josh Noland ... Himself

France Nuyen ... Herself
Ernie Over ... Himself
Michael Piller ... Himself
Elijah Post ... Himself

Gene Roddenberry ... Himself (archive footage)

Rod Roddenberry ... Narrator
Susan Schwartzman ... Herself (as Dr. Susan Schwartzman)
Rick Searfoss ... Himself

Marina Sirtis ... Herself

Patrick Stewart ... Himself
Barron Toler ... Himself
Bjo Trimble ... Herself
Jules Urbach ... Himself

Nana Visitor ... Herself

Wil Wheaton ... Himself
Bob Wilkins ... Himself
Bill Willis ... Himself

Rob Zombie ... Himself

Directed by
Scott Colthorp 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jessica Brunetto  story

Produced by
Tal Ben-David .... producer
Scott Colthorp .... executive producer
Ryan Cunningham .... post producer
Allison Ferner .... senior associate producer
Susan Hanrahan .... senior associate producer
Tory Mell .... post producer
Stacey Piculell .... assistant story producer
Nicole Rittenmeyer .... executive producer
Nicole Rittenmeyer .... producer
Rod Roddenberry .... executive producer
Trevor Roth .... producer
Seth Skundrick .... executive producer
Sonya 'Sonny' Tormoen .... senior associate producer
Original Music by
Brian Langsbard 
Cinematography by
Scott Colthorp 
Julie Kirkwood 
Carl Ratajski 
Jon Tucker (documentary segments)
Film Editing by
Tal Ben-David 
Jessica Brunetto 
Scott Colthorp 
Allan Holzman 
Jim Isler 
Jonathan Moser 
Roger Schulte 
Production Management
Ryan Cunningham .... post-production supervisor
Tory Mell .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Doug Brandon .... sound
Ed Richardson .... sound
Visual Effects by
Craig Colthorp .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Dario Gildrie .... camera operator
Hillary Hanak .... gaffer: JJ Abrams interview
Sean Hunt .... camera operator
Carl Ratajski .... camera operator
Ed Richardson .... camera operator
Michael Hinman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Neil Radimaker .... camera operator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Josh Climo .... assistant editor
Natalie Gerber .... assistant editor
Sean Hunt .... assistant editor
Christopher Mitchell .... assistant editor
Paul Penczner .... assistant editor
Music Department
John Massari .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Amanda Anderson .... assistant story editor
Robert Cannon .... production assistant
Ryan Harvie .... assistant to trevor roth
Robert Lederman .... film transfer (as Bob Lederman)
Jenn Lindsay .... assistant story editor
Christopher L. Perez .... clearance counsel
Neil Radimaker .... production assistant
Chris Robertson .... rights and clearances
John Tucker .... production assistant
Brent Beaudette .... special thanks
Jenny Roth .... special thanks
Strephon Taylor .... special thanks
Tom Wyrsch .... special thanks

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USA:88 min

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Interesting film about Gene Roddenberry and his son's journey to understand his father and the Star Trek universe, 18 May 2013
Author: dark_side_of_the_sun from United States

This film did a better-than expected job exploring the history of Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek from beginning through the reboot. What makes it fascinating is that it is done by his son who never really developed a deep relationship with him and distanced himself from the Trek universe until well after his father's death while he was still a teenager. We share his journey to discover his father and his father's creations. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be the rebellious non-Trekkie son of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett, here's your answer. And it's fascinating.

Mr. Roddenberry Jr's multi-year journey to understand his father and the phenomenon that is Star Trek includes interesting interviews with series-related people (from DC Fontana to Ronald D. Moore and Scott Bakula) as well as others like George Lucas, Seth McFarlane and JJ Abrahams. Well-placed historic footage and vintage interviews give it a broad scope.

The film does well on several levels: as a Gene Roddenberry biography, as a son's exploration of a largely unknown father, as a film exploring why Star Trek resonates, and a history of how Star Trek came to be produced over the years.

Nicely done and well worth watching for anyone, especially for fans and anthropologists. This would fit well as a documentary on PBS's POV or Biography or similar show.

9/10 if you're a Trekkie, 7/10 if you're not.

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