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Narrated by  Rod Roddenberry
Original language(s)  English
Initial release  24 December 2010 (USA)
Screenplay  Jessica Brunetto
7.3/10 IMDb

Directed by  Scott Colthorp
Country of origin  United States
Running time  82 minutes
Director  Scott Colthorp
Music director  Brian Langsbard
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Original release  November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30) (United States)
Producers  Trevor Roth, Nicole Rittenmeyer, Tal Ben-David
Cast  Rod Roddenberry, JJ Abrams, Patrick Stewart, George Lucas, Nichelle Nichols
Similar  Movies about Star Trek fandom, Documentaries

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Trek Nation is a 2011 documentary film directed by Scott Colthorp examining the positive impact that Star Trek and creator Gene Roddenberry may have had on people's lives as seen through the eyes of his son, Eugene Roddenberry, Jr. ("Rod"). It includes interviews with castmembers and crew from all five Star Trek incarnations as well as with various fans and celebrities who were markedly influenced by the show while growing up. Rod Roddenberry also visits Skywalker Ranch to interview George Lucas on the influence that Star Trek had on him. Lucas says he went to Star Trek conventions before creating Star Wars. The film premiered on November 30, 2011, on Science.

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Production

The documentary was conceived in 2001, although Rod Roddenberry said in interviews that the concept began with the death of his father, Gene Roddenberry, in 1991. He stated that the film was based on discovering his father rather than Star Trek in general. It was shot by Rod Roddenberry between 2001 and 2010, he said that "I'd never done a documentary before. This was 10 years of trying to figure out what to do. We made mistakes all the way." Trek Nation was produced by Roddenberry Entertainment and New Animal Productions, with Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and Nicole Rittenmeyer as executive producers.

It was created as an antithesis to the 1997 documentary Trekkies, and was intended not to concentrate as heavily on costumed fans of Star Trek.

Trek Nation was first broadcast in the United States on the television channel Science on November 30, 2011. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on the channel Quest on July 29, 2012.

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