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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Tony Opsata rated it really liked it Apr 02, A focus on the Romulans, a peace mission that turns out to be a Romulan plot, a villain who takes an interest in Troi and has her turn the tables on inzurrection, and Data “dying. I know fairly well how the reality compares to the presented image.

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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. It plays like an episode of Trekbut on the big screen. It may surprise you to learn that when I took over as head writer, the entire writing staff of Star Trek: Since then I believe they see how much people do want to know and how it keeps them interested.


Home About Conventions Publications. Maor Gillerman rated it really liked it Dec 08, The average person won’t really be into it.

It also gives background info onto why changes were made. Piller is refreshingly honest about the process of creation and change that goes into making a movie. So the Gatwick drones may have been sightings of police drones looking for the other drones R4 Today. Piller wrote this first hand fadee of the writing process before his death in I hope whoever reads it enjoys learning about Michael’s personal experience in this process of writing and rewriting, and the meetings and the throwing it out and starting over again.

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It shows us this very complex, and often painful process of the voyage from the idea to the screen, and gives us a tantalizing glimpse what Insurrection could be, if author was wtar more creative freedoms What are the stakes?

Jun 01, Colin Whiteside rated it liked it.

I’m talking about the second level of story-telling. He commented, ” I think that was more work than the movie itself.

Refresh and try again. Those brilliant guys coming from the heart, throwing ideas around, creating great television with, I’m sure, some laughter and some tears. An incomplete draft was released by the Star Trek website TrekCore on 18 September but was later removed at the request of Piller’s family.

Lists with This Book. It is an insightful read, as it gives us not only a making-of story from the writer Pillerbut also an illuminating look at the process of the Holywood movie making from a person from the film industry. Justin Wrriting rated it liked it Jul 01, AgendaSep 20, Starting out as Star Trek: ChristopherSep 20, In fact, the executives come off as the true heroes of the book!


It is also a fitting tribute to the man who had a huge impact in making the Star Trek that we writinng If you’re interested in the process of screenwriting or b An interesting look at the creation of a movie from the perspective of the writer. You all work together for so many years and you become a family.

Fade In: The Writing of Star Trek: Insurrection

My pitch to the publisher was to take the reader through the entire process of the development of the film, starting with the idea and showing how wrihing, problems, opinions, studio requests, financial considerations, would effect the final product.

Paramount blocking the book’s release just shows what a silly and thin-skinned town Hollywood is.

As for the movie? How easily did it come to him?