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Old October 9 2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Is the Trek Nation Documentary fufilling?

If you are a true Star Trek fan, than you need to watch Scott Colthorp's Trek Nation. Trek Nation is a documentary about Gene Roddenberry's son, Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, going on a journey to discover who his father was (Gene died when he was 17 years old) through discussion with Rod's friends, family, work, and his worldwide influence. Trek Nation contains exclusive interviews with Star Trek actors, fans, NASA personnel, etc.

I really enjoyed the documentary because we get to see Partick Stewart, J.J. Abrams, and George Lucas talk about Roddenberry's influence on the world. The documentary can be found on iTunes. I hope you all enjoy it and please let me know what you think.

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Old October 9 2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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Re: Is the Trek Nation Documentary fufilling?

You shouldn't be linking to copy-righted material. A big no-no here.

I thought it sucked. A ninety-minute Rod Roddenberry pity party.
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Old May 23 2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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Re: Is the Trek Nation Documentary fufilling?

I only caught the last 1/2 last night, but thought it was a HONEST documentary, not a pity party.

I really respect Rod Roddenberry for making it, and thought it had some good insight on the Trek Phenomenon.
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Old June 5 2013, 04:53 PM   #4
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^^^ I agree. He clearly seemed to be a bit of a douche in his early years, but I think participating in this documentary was his genuine attempt to understand and make amends with his dad, posthumously. A noble endeavor, even if the message did come out sideways and sounding a little self-absorbed.
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Old June 5 2013, 05:56 PM   #5
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Re: Is the Trek Nation Documentary fufilling?

137th Gebirg wrote: View Post
^^^ I agree. He clearly seemed to be a bit of a douche in his early years.
Well what with all the adultery......like father like son in the D-Bag department I guess.

The stand out question is what teen ISN'T a douche to their parents?

In fact I think the Gene came out looking VERY badly in this documentary and basically people sounded like they liked his ideas but not the person himself.
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Old June 5 2013, 07:06 PM   #6
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Re: Is the Trek Nation Documentary fufilling?

I enjoyed the documentary (It is available on Netflix), but it was more about Gene's son coming to grips with what his father created than being about Trek in general.

It was a bit slow, and a bit too much like watching a stranger's home movies.
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Old June 6 2013, 05:31 AM   #7
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davidgreen9787 wrote: View Post
If you are a true Star Trek fan, than you need to watch Scott Colthorp's Trek Nation.
I guess I am not a true Star Trek fan. I'm one of those fake fans who likes Star Trek a lot.

But seriously though this documentary sounds terrible.
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