A short promotional video for the forthcoming Trek Nation special by Rod Roddenberry has been posted online.
Airing on November 30 on the Science Channel, Trek Nation, produced and narrated by Rod Roddenberry, is a documentary about Star Trek, the people involved with it and the story of how Star Trek changed lives.
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, including 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 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.”