FADE IN: From Idea to Final Draft. The Writing of. Star Trek: Insurrection by. Michael . words of the second draft: “Fade In” and wonder what the hell I’m going to. “Fade In: The Writing of Star Trek Insurrection”. Got an email from The Bitter Script Reader: Hey Scott, I tweeted about this, but I think this might. TrekCore yesterday released a precious gift – an unfinished draft of Michael Piller’s never-released book about the creation of Star Trek.

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I wish I had been a fly on the wall of those offices in the Hart Building.

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Fase bad “Insurrection” didn’t end up looking more like this outline. Home About Conventions Publications. He shares notes and letters from Rick Berman, Patrick Stewart and studio execs and it was so interesting to notice where little bits of the final film originated. I hope you have better luck. Matthew rated it really liked it May 26, Piller present us not only with month to month movie development, but also with a personal fqde, and the emotional impact that all changes had on him up to the premiere.

Sfar found the political elements interesting, and I loved the idea of the ordinary citizens of the Federation coming in to save the day at the end — we so rarely get to see the civilian side of life in the UFP.

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From Idea to Final Draftthe story of how he wrote the underrated yet still disappointing film Star Trek: I’m a bit of a Trekkie and I’ve always had an interest in the production side of films and TV so this is like insudrection for me.

One of my big problems watching Insurrection was that I didn’t hate the villains or fear for the heroes nearly as much as I should have.

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I knew this book never got published too so I was hoping for a juicy tale that burned bridges with all involved in the film. Jan 31, Phillip rated it really liked it.

What did he ultimately think of Insurrectionthe finished film? It is not self-congratulatory, but it is not self-deprecating either. Due to pressure from Paramount, it has never received an official publication, but the leaked manuscript is widely available online. The Making of Star Trek Insurrection is an honest and compelling work that gives equal tbe to the views of both sides in the production of the film and shows that, for all the work that went into it, nothing could have saved it after the elongated writing process.

I was — and still am — very interested in television production. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The book was by no means critical, nor did it burn any bridges, it just showed an insight into the behind-the-scenes of making a Star Trek movie that had never been told before.

Fade In: The Writing of Star Trek: Insurrection

Piller’s concepts and eventual script passes through a lot of hands, including that of TREK head Rick Berman, plenty of Paramount studio people, and the movie’s two main stars, Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner. See 1 question hhe Fade In….


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It is fascinating, pun intended, to see how a movie goes from idea to story to finihsed product and how much it can change on the way and boy does this one change. Email required Address never made public.

Apr 26, Ian Banks rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m only skimming it so far, but it’s fascinating reading. Steve RobySep 19, Irish Film Classifications G: Feb 02, Vedran Bileta rated it it was amazing. He had to create a story that satisfied the actors, producers, stsr studio, and the general public.

It kept to a human story. In fact, the executives come off as the true heroes of the book! His final verdict on the film? They respected each other’s work and I am so proud and humbled by his Letter To Michael, in the book. Skip to content This is a book that was never published but should have been. I often find myself saying, “I wish I had thought to remember more!