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'''''Star Trek: The True Story''''' was a [[Star Trek documentaries and specials|documentary]] produced by and broadcast on the {{w|Discovery Channel}} in the U.S. on 5 January 2013. Running for 45 minutes, the documentary broached the subject of ''[[Star Trek]]'' from two angles. First, it chronicled in broad strokes the genesis of the franchise, from the inception of ''[[Star Trek: The Original Series]]'' through cancellation and resurgence in fandom and syndications, to its rebirth in {{film|1}}. The second approach was the discussion of the current state of both the theoretical and practical development of the various scientific basic principles, that served, as per [[Gene Roddenberry]]'s dictum, as a believable basis for ''The Original Series''. For the second approach various real-world scientists were interviewed, not few of them unabashedly admitting they went into their chosen field of profession because of ''Star Trek''.
 
'''''Star Trek: The True Story''''' was a [[Star Trek documentaries and specials|documentary]] produced by and broadcast on the {{w|Discovery Channel}} in the U.S. on 5 January 2013. Running for 45 minutes, the documentary broached the subject of ''[[Star Trek]]'' from two angles. First, it chronicled in broad strokes the genesis of the franchise, from the inception of ''[[Star Trek: The Original Series]]'' through cancellation and resurgence in fandom and syndications, to its rebirth in {{film|1}}. The second approach was the discussion of the current state of both the theoretical and practical development of the various scientific basic principles, that served, as per [[Gene Roddenberry]]'s dictum, as a believable basis for ''The Original Series''. For the second approach various real-world scientists were interviewed, not few of them unabashedly admitting they went into their chosen field of profession because of ''Star Trek''.
   
As is currently commonplace with productions of the Discovery Channel, some of the events discussed in regard to the early history of the franchise, were re-enacted with the use of actors portraying the main principals, Gene Roddenberry and [[Herb Solow]] in this case. Remarkable was, that Roddenberry received a more critical treatise, than normally had been usual, as more of his human fallacies and shortcomings during those years are highlighted, but which however was met with sympathy by his son, [[Eugene Wesley Roddenberry Jr.|Rod Roddenberry]], who stated that it helped him to humanize the picture he had of his late father.
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As is currently commonplace with productions of the Discovery Channel, some of the events discussed in regard to the early history of the franchise, were re-enacted with the use of actors portraying the main principals, Gene Roddenberry and [[Herb Solow]] in this case. Remarkable was, that Roddenberry received a more critical treatise, than normally had been usual, as more of his human fallacies and shortcomings during those years are highlighted, but which however was met with sympathy by his son, [[Eugene Wesley Roddenberry Jr.|Rod Roddenberry]], who stated that it helped him to humanize the picture he had of his late father.
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Herb Solow was a minor executive at Desilu at the time.  Now that Roddenberry is dead, Solow and his wife are attempting to re-write history in a manner which flatters Solow.  How Hollywood!  Solow's interview is riddled with inaccuracies, cheap shots towards Roddenberry, and bitterness.  His jealousy is apparent, and a sad ending to his life.
   
 
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**David Hayes (on [[transporter|transportation]])
 
**David Hayes (on [[transporter|transportation]])
 
**Lynn McCane and Jonathan R. Wolpow (on machine-brain interfaces)
 
**Lynn McCane and Jonathan R. Wolpow (on machine-brain interfaces)
 
 
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[[Category:Documentaries]]

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Star Trek: The True Story was a documentary produced by and broadcast on the Discovery Channel in the U.S. on 5 January 2013. Running for 45 minutes, the documentary broached the subject of Star Trek from two angles. First, it chronicled in broad strokes the genesis of the franchise, from the inception of Star Trek: The Original Series through cancellation and resurgence in fandom and syndications, to its rebirth in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The second approach was the discussion of the current state of both the theoretical and practical development of the various scientific basic principles, that served, as per Gene Roddenberry's dictum, as a believable basis for The Original Series. For the second approach various real-world scientists were interviewed, not few of them unabashedly admitting they went into their chosen field of profession because of Star Trek.

As is currently commonplace with productions of the Discovery Channel, some of the events discussed in regard to the early history of the franchise, were re-enacted with the use of actors portraying the main principals, Gene Roddenberry and Herb Solow in this case. Remarkable was, that Roddenberry received a more critical treatise, than normally had been usual, as more of his human fallacies and shortcomings during those years are highlighted, but which however was met with sympathy by his son, Rod Roddenberry, who stated that it helped him to humanize the picture he had of his late father.

Herb Solow was a minor executive at Desilu at the time.  Now that Roddenberry is dead, Solow and his wife are attempting to re-write history in a manner which flatters Solow.  How Hollywood!  Solow's interview is riddled with inaccuracies, cheap shots towards Roddenberry, and bitterness.  His jealousy is apparent, and a sad ending to his life.

Interviewees

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