Emily over at BluntReview (dot) com says: Trek Nation has been years in the making because Rod Roddenberry (son of Gene) wasn't out to cash in on his father's name. He was on a mission to find out who his dad was.
For the group of people who call themselves Trekies, you wont be able to buy this fast enough. It is a kind of all-access pass into the life of the series creator - and his son is the guide. For others, like me, it's a wonderful exploration into a father/son relationship. That bond complicated by the fact that the guy you know as "pop" is a phenomenon to millions. That admiration doesn't always transfer to a son's devotion. Here, you can see, son Rod is now ready to discover his father. And now able to comprehend the legions of followers his father's creation Star Trek has created.
So much has been done on the science of Star Trek. The scientists who brought the shows' gadgets into real life. The wild social commentary that is - sadly - even today apropos. But, this visceral footage is different. There's a couple shots of conventions. But that is not the focus.
Watching J.J. Abrams discuss his new version is a lot of fun. Readers may remember how "upset" the initial reaction to a remake was. Another interview that's very enjoyable is George Lucas. Star Wars is like another sports team to many Trekies; you're either a Tribbles fan or a Wookie Chick. But, you hear the man himself compare and explain the admiration the two very different space-based dramas.
Another wonderful part of Trek Nation is the honesty in which many speak about Roddenberry. Celebrity interviews are often coached by a motivated press agent...Perhaps because the person posing the questions is Rod - and no doubt they've known him his whole life in many cases; not the kind of person you'd want to fib to. And, you can read the "he was an ass" between many of those pregnant pauses and chair wiggles.
Get this, watch this. Even if you have Trekies and non-Trekies peacefully sharing a habitat space, you'll all enjoy it as a touching documentary on one helluva famous man, who happened to be this guy's dad.
The second disk has unedited interviews; strictly for the enthusiast.