New ‘Star Trek’ Documentary from Son of Show’s Creator

by | July 23, 2011 at 1:33 PM | Star Trek, TV News

The glory that was "Star Trek": Leonard Nimoy as Spock (Photo: Getty Images)

The son of the late “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry is going in search of Spock, Capt. Kirk and everything “Star Trek” in a new documentary that’s been picked up by Science Channel for airing this fall.

The documentary–10 years in the works, according to this story–is called “Trek Nation” and its completion coincides with the 45th anniversary of “Star Trek,” which first premiered as an NBC series on Sept. 8, 1966.

The maker of the film–Rod Roddenberry Jr.–says the film represents a personal journey for him. “My father passed away when I was 17,” he told TVGuide.com. “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’.”

Among those interviewed in the documentary: J.J. Abrams (who directed the most recent “Star Trek” movie), George Lucas and Stan Lee.

How great was the original “Star Trek”? See for yourself, right here:





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