What's next for Star Trek? Now that J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness has exited theaters and beamed down onto home video, Trek fans have some serious dead space to fill before the next installment arrives, expected sometime in 2015. Roddenberry Entertainment, guided by Rod, the son of legendary Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, is busy providing plenty of fun Trek-related content and products for the masses, and ETonline got an exclusive tour of his headquarters to see rare and one-of-a-kind Star Trek memorabilia items - and to talk about how the company is boldy going forward with the multi-billion-dollar media franchise. Watch the video!
"Our mission is to continue to create substantive science-fiction for the world and make sure that it's accessible to people, and real to people, and is something that has the Roddenberry spirit within it," Trevor Roth, Roddenberry Entertainment COO, tells ETonline. "What's great about Star Trek is people love different parts of the franchise. … Star Trek has to grow and evolve, and I think that you have to remember that when you're watching, because it is a living, breathing entity in some ways, and so you have to let it grow and change."
In addition to lots of cool Star Trek items in the Roddenberry store
(ranging from Tribbles and Klingon weapons to authentic reproductions of Starfleet uniforms and Captain James T. Kirk's Enterprise command chair), the company produces a fun weekly podcast called Mission Log
, exploring the Star Trek
universe one episode at a time (with the intent to cover six different series and 30 seasons of television; that's 726 episodes).
Of course, there's also Trek Nation, a feature-length film out now on DVD, documenting Rod’s trek across America to understand just who his father really was, and Roddenberry Entertainment has other cool projects in the works, including a new graphic novel introducing a new hero, Worth, and a first-of-its-kind film called White Room: 02B3,shot using a cutting-edge 360° camera system and starring Breckin Meyer, Tamlyn Tomita, David Blue and Rachel True.