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Trek Nation (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 30 November 2011 (USA)
The son of the creator of "Star Trek" explores his father's famous creation and how it has effected people.

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Scott Colthorp

Writer:

Jessica Brunetto (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
J.J. Abrams ... Himself
Indira Addington Indira Addington ... Herself
Sallie Baliunas Sallie Baliunas ... Herself (as Dr. Sallie Baliunas)
Majel Barrett ... Herself
Grey Beyer Grey Beyer ... Himself
Chris Buice Chris Buice ... Himself
Ernesto Cortes Ernesto Cortes ... Himself (as Dr. Ernesto Cortez)
Matthew Gregory Danner Matthew Gregory Danner ... Himself
Peter Diamandis ... Himself
David Dortort David Dortort ... Himself
Doug Drexler Doug Drexler ... Himself
D.C. Fontana D.C. Fontana ... Herself
Jonathan Frakes ... Himself
Darius L. Galden ... Himself
David A. Goodman ... Himself
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The son of the creator of "Star Trek" explores his father's famous creation and how it has effected people.

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Language:

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Release Date:

30 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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A Star Trek bűvületében See more »

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Goofs

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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Features Star Trek: The Way to Eden (1969) See more »

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Interesting film about Gene Roddenberry and his son's journey to understand his father and the Star Trek universe

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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