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About the Movie
Gene Roddenberry, The Creator of Star Trek, also known as “The Great Bird of the Galaxy” passed away in 1991. His son Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, Jr. was only 17 years old. Trek Nation, is a feature-length film documenting Rod’s trek across America to understand who his father was through the touchstones Gene left behind: His Friends, His Family, His Work, and His Influence. Including surprising, revelatory conversations with actors, fans, NASA personnel, entertainment-industry leaders and other prominent figures, Trek Nation is a film that explores one of life’s most universal stories – the discovery of a parent. A FilmBuff Presentation.
Trek Nation is a gem!
There are a lot of documentaries about Star Trek, but none as personal and touching as this one. There is something here for everyone to enjoy, whether a life-long Trekkie or someone who is only sort-of aware that it exists. Gene's son tries to answer the question "who was my dad?" and succeeds in presenting a fascinating, informative and entertaining collection of answers to that question, both good and bad. I very much enjoyed watching this and highly recommend it!
An Entertainment Legend
A truly great documentary. Incredibly heartfelt and personal. A joy to watch and engaging for any audience. Thank you for sharing your story as well as your father's story Rod.
More than a Trek documentary!
Top notch documentary that pulls you in from the start and, at points throughout the movie, will make you laugh, give you insight you'd never have known and might jerk a tear or two out of you. Love this documentary for everything it is, which is a quest of a son to discover the man his father was outside of the God-like figure the public has built him to be, and it's cool that it happens to be centered around Star Trek. Never before seen behind-the-scenes footage from almost all Star Trek series', awesome interviews with the biggest names in sci-fi and a great story arc that will keep you entertained for the full 90 mins. Best documentary of the last year.