Roddenberry Productions To Buy Unreleased Footage of Star Trek Cast And Crew



LOS ANGELES, CA, May 18, 2009 – Roddenberry Productions, Inc. is currently in negotiations with Toolbox Productions to purchase the entire high-def library of Star Trek interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and special material filmed by Toolbox over the past 20 years. Making the announcement were Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, CEO of Roddenberry Productions, and Donald R. Beck, President/CEO of Toolbox Productions. The final purchase price is estimated to be in the $2,000,000 range.

Once the deal is finalized, the respective parties plan to produce the definitive Star Trek video omnipedia, an interactive “A to Z” guide through the iconic series’ facts, mythology and characters. Ideal for legions of fans and collectors worldwide, the first-of-its-kind Star Trek video omnipedia will be hosted by Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek’s legendary creator, Gene Roddenberry. Presented in high-def, the multi-part set will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from four Star Trek TV series spin-offs, starting with “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and progressing through subsequent shows.

The principals are currently in negotiations with distributors for the product. A release date has not been established.

“Never before have Star Trek fans had the opportunity to own such a thorough, fun collection that will be as all-out entertaining as it is informative,” said Beck, who will serve as online producer.

Roddenberry stated, “This footage is a gold mine. With the enormous success of the new movie, now is the perfect time for us to share what made Star Trek so special with the legions of new and old fans world-wide.”

About Roddenberry Productions

Roddenberry Productions is a science-fiction leader with a tradition of groundbreaking entertainment and quality merchandise. Originally founded in 1967 by Gene Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of science fiction successes including Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict, Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda and, most notably, the Star Trek brand. Roddenberry Productions continues to produce entertainment for all audiences, employing a viewer-centric creative process and resulting in insightful visions of humanity. Its merchandising business is based on quality and authenticity providing memorabilia for fans in today’s new multimedia generation. Roddenberry Productions has set itself apart by creating content that surpasses mere entertainment; it acknowledges the intelligence of audiences by challenging them to think, question and explore the world, and those potentially beyond.

About Toolbox Productions

For over 20 years, Toolbox Productions, Inc. has produced dozens of award-winning DVD projects and TV specials, as well as on-air promotion, advertising and main titles for some of television’s biggest brands. Founded by Donald R. Beck, who also serves as creative director, Toolbox Productions continues to lead the television industry with its insightful, thought-provoking and unique style. Toolbox Productions’ latest endeavor, a teaming with Roddenberry Productions, marks a milestone in television production.

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