Now that "Trek Nation," the documentary that Eugene W. Roddenberry has been working on since 2003, is finally nearing completion, it's also found a distributor.
What was originally planned as a big-screen release, and then later rumored to be a direct-to-DVD release, "Trek Nation" -- a documentary celebrating the fandom of Star Trek -- has finally found a home on the Science channel. It's expected to air on the cable channel this fall, according to a news release from the cable channel.
The documentary features some of the franchise's biggest fans. Not just regular people like you and me, but also the likes of George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Stan Lee and more. Roddenberry explores not just fandom, but his relationship with his late father, "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, who died in 1991 when the younger Roddenberry was just a teenager.
"The project is very personal for me, as it literally documents my education on Star Trek, my father, and the Roddenberry legacy," said Eugene Roddenberry, in a release. "Because of that, I can't tell you how happy we are to have found a network that shares our vision for it. 'Trek Nation' strikes a strong balance between exploring a science-fiction phenomenon and relating a very universal story between a son and a father. I have every confidence that Star Trek fans and non-Star Trek fans alike are going to enjoy the film."
The film was produced by Roddenberry Entertainment, and is executive produced by Roddenberry and produced by Trevor Roth.
Science was originally launched as Discovery Science in 1999. It dropped the "Discovery" name in 2002, although it remains a part of that cable family. In the past, the channel has featured other projects like "Prophets of Science-Fiction," "Perfect Disaster" and "2057."
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