Roddenberry Treks behind the scenes
Creator's son to host DVD set of unseen footage
May 19, 2009
The Toolbox 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.
more than 500 hours of previously unseen footage.
ChristopherPike first mentioned it
Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, the son of late "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry and CEO of Roddenberry Prods., will appear as host of the DVD set, which will showcase the archived material in high-def.
that it was on Trekmovie this month.
While this material will surely be in standard defintion 4:3 video I will figure that Toolbox Productions will do additional new retrospective interviews in High Definition as well as "Rod" Roddenberry's hosting.
It is highly doubtful that they will gain access to Paramount's original camera negative from 1987-2004 to telecine to HD any of the canon shows to actually show old footage in HD. The only exception being Enterprise 2001-2005 outtakes which were telecined in HD for editing.
that the original camera negative is in storage though from the TNG series (and most likely DS9 & VOY).
It is highly doubtful there were high definition video cameras on a Star Trek set before 2001 shooting behind the scenes footage an nobody shoots 16mm as behind-the-scenes footage since the mid-1980s.
It is possible they had shot some 16mm interviews with Roddenberry that they plan on transferring to HD though. I mentioned the idea of 16mm interviews from 1960s
with Gene Roddenberry I'd love to see. It's also possible that in granting interviews with people like BBC that Roddenberry was able to use it after so many years such as these
It will probably be a 4-6 hour documentary series or else a 2-hour documentary for each series TNG, DS9, VOYAGER, ENTERPRISE totalling 8 hours.
It mentions DVD so it is obviously a direct-to-video Blu-ray/DVD release.
Hell they know they could make it a 12-hour series and fans would buy it and not be bored.