Roddenberry Productions has just closed a deal with Toolbox Productions to to put together a new DVD set sourced from a library of 500 hours of unseen behind the scenes footage and interviews from the Star Trek: The Next Generation – Star Trek: Enterprise era. Details below.
News of the deal comes from today’s Variety which reports that Roddenberry Productions as inked a $2 million deal with Toolbox Productions to get access to the 500 hours of footage. According to the report, the library consists of
interviews with cast and crew, as well as behind-the-scenes material shot over the past 20 years, starting with “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and progressing through the three other spinoff series that followed.
The plan is to put the material into a video encyclopedia that covers “Star Trek’s” mythology and characters with Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry as host of the DVD set. Of the library Rod is quoted:
This footage is a gold mine. With the enormous success of the new movie, now is the perfect time for us to share what made ‘Star Trek’ so special with the legions of new and old fans worldwide.
TrekMovie contacted Roddenberry Productions, for more details, but none were available at this time on how or when this new set will be distributed (or how much). However we will be the first to bring you news on this exciting new project as it becomes available.
For more on Roddenberry Productions (and to view Rod’s review of the Star Trek movie), visit roddenberry.com.