Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, remains a legendary figure to generations of fans. With many iterations on both large and small screens, fans of his work stretch around the world. Roddenberry's own son, however, understood little of his father's influence, but set out to learn about it long after Gene's death. Rod Roddenberry's personal journey is the heart of TREK NATION, a moving tribute from son to father that will thrill Trek fans, new and old, when it arrives on DVD from FilmBuff and MPI Media Group on July 9, 2013, with an SRP of $24.98, and is now available for presale on Amazon. The double disc DVD contains tons of amazing bonus materials including extended interviews, an original featurette honoring the fans of the franchise, home movies from the Roddenberry Estate and an actual accounting of how Star Trek was first imagined.
Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek and widely known as the "Great Bird of the Galaxy," passed away in 1991. At the time his son, Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry was only 17 years old. As a teenager, Rod was less interested in his father's great creation - but now, years later, he is on a quest to find out why his father and Star Trek are so revered.
TREK NATION is an enlightening documentary that details Rod's trek across America to discover his father through the touchstones Gene left behind: his friends, his work and his influence. The film includes surprising, revelatory conversations with Star Trek actors, writers, fans, family friends and some of entertainment's most iconic figures who point to Gene's influence on them - among them George Lucas, Stan Lee, Seth MacFarlane and J.J. Abrams, director of the two most recent Star Trek blockbuster movies. TREK NATION is a journey to understand one of the world's largest cultural phenomena, the man behind it, and the legacy he has left us all.
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About MPI Media GroupThe MPI Media Group is a leading producer, distributor and licensor of films, home entertainment, historical footage and more. Founded in 1976, Chicago-based MPI Media Group remains one of the largest independent entertainment companies producing and distributing a compelling slate of the world's most respected cinema, documentaries, performances and television programs. MPI's wholly owned subsidiaries include MPI Home Entertainment, Dark Sky Films, and the WPA Film Library. www.mpimediagroup.com
About Roddenberry EntertainmentRoddenberry Entertainment is a science-fiction leader with a tradition of groundbreaking entertainment. Originally founded in 1967 by Gene Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of science-fiction successes including Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and, most notably, Star Trek. Roddenberry Entertainment continues to produce entertainment for all audiences, employing a viewer-centric creative process and resulting in insightful explorations of humanity. The company's mission is to make good on its namesake's promise of superior science-fiction while utilizing new and varied vehicles of delivery. Building on its TV roots, this entertainment pioneer has also successfully ventured into graphic novels, documentaries, comic strips and 360 degrees films, all the while continuing a long and unique tradition in quality merchandising. Roddenberry Entertainment has set itself apart by creating content that surpasses mere entertainment; it challenges its audiences to think, question and explore the world, as well as potential worlds beyond.
For more information on Roddenberry Entertainment, please visit www.Roddenberry.com. Roddenberry Entertainment can also be found on Facebook (facebook.com/roddenberrycom) and Twitter (twitter.com/ roddenberry).
Street date: July 9, 2013__ Running time: 88 minutes
Prebook: June 3, 2013__ Not rated
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