Last month, the fifth season of Smithsonian Channel’s documentary TV series, The Real Story premiered with an episode exploring of the Star Trek film and TV franchise.
The episode looks at the life of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and the scientific advances and inventions that were inspired by the series. Featuring interviews with Leonard Nimoy, Roddenberry’s son, Rod, and original members of the Star Trek fan club, the entire episode is available to stream for free on Smithsonian Channel’s official YouTube channel and for download on iTunes.
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Meet Star Trek’s producers, the first Trekkies, and Mr. Spock himself to discover the true story of Star Trek’s history and how its vision of the future has influenced today’s technology.