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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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The son of the creator of "Star Trek" explores his father's famous creation and how it has effected people. | Add synopsis »
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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
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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Factual errors: When Patrick Kilpatrick first speaks, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" appears under his name. Kilpatrick has played characters in episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, but he has never appeared in an episode of The Next Generation.See more »


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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Trek Nation: A story of a father rediscovered by his own son..., 2 December 2011
Author: eangeles25 from United States

Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, Jr.'s narration of this wonderful documentary for all the trekkies (or trekkers) highlights his father's vision and brilliance in creating one of the most fascinating show on American television. But most importantly, the documentary presents a complex and bittersweet relationship between Rod and his father. Through the webs of the nostalgia - from the history of Gene's life (a war veteran, a PanAm's pilot, a police officer and then becoming the genius behind "Star Trek") to Gene's successes and failures with his foresight of the future through the medium of television - the film digs deeper on the son's craving to know how millions of people were influenced by the same father whom he had very few things in common. It is very touching to see how Rod somehow struggle emotionally on his interviews with people close to or admirer/fans of his father and how life has passed years after his father died, and how now he craves for so many questions that he failed to ask his dad when he was still alive. Every human being can definitely relate to this principle.

The whole film is not only intriguing but a revelation even to those fans who know most things about Star Trek. Die hard trekkies will find few things that they will never know of unless they watch this documentary.

Jessica Brunetto did a great job in writing and director, cinematographer and producer Scott Colthorp captures a very inspiring and yet emotional journey of all the entities surrounding the well-loved "Star Trek."

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