(written from a Production point of view)
|Run time:||5 minutes|
|Release date:||29 March 2013 (YouTube)|
Julien's Auctions presents: Star Trek was a March 2013 five minute documentary short that was produced by the auction house Julien's Auctions. The documentary was commissioned on the occasion of subsequent April Hollywood Legends Auction of the original phaser rifle prop, featured in the Star Trek: The Original Series' second pilot episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before". Considered by many as an iconic piece, the commissioning of the documentary was felt necessary to reflect this, and to dispel any doubt about its provenance. The documentary featured the designer and constructor of the prop, Reuben Klamer, who talked about his dealings with Gene Roddenberry and about his work on the phaser rifle.
The documentary was prior to the auction featured on the website of the auction house, and uploaded to YouTube by action house's Darren Julien.