Rod Roddenberry‘s documentary, Trek Nation, will be airing on the Science Channel in November.
Trek Nation was produced and narrated by Roddenberry, who is the son of the late Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry. The documentary has been eight years in the making.
Roddenberry interviewed those who knew his father, including Star Wars‘ George Lucas, J.J. Abrams,and others, as well as with fans of Star Trek, which include athletes, models, celebrities, politicians and even a king.
In Trek Nation, fans will hear of “amusing and powerful accounts of how Star Trek has affected and even saved lives. We’ll hear stories of how videotapes of the show were smuggled through the Berlin Wall. We’ll learn of a woman, blind since birth, who has seen every episode of Star Trek and how Martin Luther King, Jr. talked Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) into staying on the show. We’ll come to understand how close the ties are between science and science fiction, NASA and Star Trek. And we’ll see how Star Trek created cultural breakthrough after breakthrough – for women, minorities, the handicapped and many more.”
The Trek documentary will include “never-before seen pictures and video clips,” as well as personal photos and video photos from the Roddenberry family.
Trek Nation will air on Science on November 30.
Exclusive footage can be seen here.