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Trek Nation Special Edition DVD

Monday, June 17th, 2013

For those who missed the airing of Trek Nation, the news of the release of the DVD of the documentary should be of interest.

Trek Nation will be released next month by FilmBuff and MPI Media Group.


Roddenberry Clan To Expand

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Rod Roddenberry and his wife Heidi are expecting their first child.

Roddenberry posted the announcement to Facebook several days ago.


New Star Trek Podcast

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Roddenberry Entertainment has partnered with Nerdist Industries to launch a new free Star Trek podcast series.

The new series is Mission Log, which is “an entertaining and provocative examination of the legendary franchise’s more than seven hundred hours of television programming.”


Koenig Star Fund Reaches Goal

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

With a little more than a month to go until Walter Koenig is inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the goal of reaching the amount of funding necessary for the star installation has been met.

The finish line was crossed courtesy of a donation from someone very familiar to Star Trek fans.


Trek Nation Screening To Kick Off San Diego Comic Con

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Trek Nation, the Rod Roddenberry documentary, will be shown at San Diego’s Birch North Park Theater on July 12 at 7 PM as a kick-off to the San Diego Comic Con.

“Through exclusive footage and interviews with devoted fans, including George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Seth MacFarlane and many notable Star Trek alumni, Trek Nation chronicles a son’s journey to discover his father and the creation that helped define modern-day science fiction.”


Trek Nation To Debut Tomorrow

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Airing tomorrow, November 30, on the Science Channel at 8 PM, Trek Nation, produced and narrated by Rod Roddenberry, is a documentary about Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek, and the people involved with Star Trek over the years.

In making Trek Nation, Rod Roddenberry interviewed those who worked with his father over the years, including industry professionals who knew Gene Roddenberry, family friends, and Star Trek fans.


Trek Nation Promo

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

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 Center for Stem Cell Biology Created

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The Roddenberry Center for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine at Gladstone has been created to honor the legacy of Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry.

The Roddenberry Foundation, co-founded by Rod Roddenberry, donated five million dollars to establish the Center, which will “build on Gladstone’s existing expertise in stem cell science, helping to speed the process by which discoveries are turned into therapies for a host of devastating illnesses.”


Trek Nation Documentary To Air In November

Friday, September 9th, 2011

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 Company To Produce 360 Film

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Rod Roddenberry‘s Roddenberry Entertainment will join Social Animal to produce a “first-of-it’s-kind 360°” film project called White Room: 02B3.

According to a press release, “White Room: 02B3 will transport the audience into 360 degrees of intensity as six strangers find themselves unwillfully participating in an experiment that could change the face of humanity. Roddenberry Entertainment’s Tory Mell penned the project upon executives recognizing the opportunity that the unique 360° video camera provides. The system consists of nine 2K cameras shooting off mirrors to capture a high quality panoramic video with no gaps or distortion.”


Roddenberry Auction For Haiti

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Gene Roddenberry‘s son Rod Roddenberry is auctioning off items once belonging to his parents to raise money for the people of Haiti.

Like so many, Rod’s heart was touched by the devastation caused by the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. “Here’s the deal, there are a lot of people suffering in Haiti right now and we can all do something about it,” he said.

Gene Roddenberry Pilot To Be Revived

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Gene Roddenberry‘s son Rod announced that Roddenberry Productions has entered into a deal to develop one of his father’s projects from the 1970s.

At the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame ceremony where his father was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame, Rod Roddenberry announced that Roddenberry Productions has entered into a deal with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Television to develop The Questor Tapes.


Rod Roddenberry Launches Oceans Fundraiser

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, has announced the $100,000 Challenge for the Oceans” campaign.

The $100,000 Challenge for the Oceans is a holiday fundraiser for the San Diego Oceans Foundation, in which residents can donate and have their donations matched by Roddenberry.


Roddenberry: Dad Would Love Star Trek XI

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

According to Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry Jr., only son of Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Star Trek XI would have received a strong thumbs up from his father.

As reported by, in the first part of a two-part interview, Rod Roddenberry explained that his father had been ready to hand the reins of Star Trek over to someone new. “I think he would love it,” said Roddenberry. “I think he would put his arm around J.J. [Abrams] and hand over the keys, so to speak. He would say, ‘This baby is yours.'” (more…)