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Rod Roddenberry has been on a journey of discovery for the last decade, talking to regular fans and famous personalities about the impact of father and his Star Trek creation. The result is the documentary Trek Nation, which is now finally going to be released. Today it was announced Trek Nation will air on the Science Channel in October.
Trek Nation Airing On The Science Channel in October
Today TV Guide is reporting that The Science Channel has picked up Rod Roddenberry’s documentary Trek Nation. The feature-length documentary documents Rod’s journey to learn more about his father, Star Trek creator Gene Roddneberry. Along the way Rod talks to regular fans and famous personalities including George Lucas, JJ Abrams and Stan Lee.
The documentary also includes interviews with original cast members from Star Trek as well as include Star Trek clips. It also promises "never-before-seen footage" including Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett’s wedding and the first Star Trek conventions.
Roddenberry tells TV Guide about his journey and why he made the doc:
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 the Science Channel in October. Here is the latest trailer.