Star Trek: Trek Nation (2011)


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 “Rod” Roddenberry, Jr..

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 while growing up.

Rod Roddenberry also visits Skywalker Ranch to learn about the influence Star Trek had on George Lucas.


The son of the creator of “Star Trek” explores his father’s famous creation and how it has affected people.


  • 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.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Scott Colthorp.
  • Narrator(s): Rod Roddenberry.
  • Producer(s): Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, and Nicole Rittenmeyer.
  • Writer(s): Jessica Brunetto.
  • Music: Brian Langsbard.
  • Cinematography: Scott Colthorpe, Julie Kirkwood, Carl Ratajski, and Jon Tucker.
  • Editor(s): Tal Ben-David, Jessica Brunetto, Scott Colthorp, Allan Holzman, Jim Isler, Jonathan Moser, and Roger Schulte.
  • Production: Dodgevile Films and Rainbow Shooting Star Pictures.
  • Distributor(s): Starz Digital Media.
  • Release Date: 30 November 2011.
  • Running Time: 82 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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