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DVD release
No. of discs: 1
Director: Ellen Adelstein
Region 1 release date: 23 October 2006
Rating(s): Not Rated
Reference: ASIN B0052AQTOO

Gene Roddenberry: Up Close And Personal was an 82-minute documentary done by Beshert Productions which featured a 1981 long-form television interview with Gene Roddenberry by Ellen and Gene Adelstein. The 1981 footage was originally shot for KZAZ-TV, a Tucson, Arizona television station which held the very first 24-hour Star Trek television marathon.

Among other subjects, Gene discussed his history with Hollywood, Star Trek's origins and philosophies, and his favorite episodes.

Two bookending interviews were filmed later for the DVD in July 2006 and featured Rod Roddenberry and Ellen Adelstein. The footage was released on DVD on 23 October 2006 to commemorate Star Trek's 40th anniversary.

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