I did a few days on this project, the film itself was edited by Tal Ben-David and Roger Schulte over a period of couple of months. I basically did a few days towards the end on a couple of scenes, to fill in for Tal when she was on holidays. My contribution was very small but I did get to work on it and it was pretty cool.
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 whilst growing up. Rod Roddenberry also visits Skywalker Ranch to interview George Lucas on the influence that Star Trek had on him. Lucas shares how he had gone to Star Trek conventions prior to creating Star Wars. The film premiered on November 30, 2011, on Science.
The documentary was conceived in 2001, although Rod Roddenberry said in interviews that the concept of understanding 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.