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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Corran HornSep 20, Towards the end of Fade In which includes long extracts from various versions of the scriptPiller does well to contextualize the reviews, good and bad, within the creative process which led to those aspects of the film praised and panned by the critics. Relocating entire populations like cattle isn’t a light-hearted concept. Apr 03, Adam rated it really liked it.

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View stae 3 comments. Not only was this a well written piece of non-fiction, it provided some great insights with subtle and not-so-subtle themes. Do you agree, or not, that it’s become more appreciated as the years have gone by? Oct 26, Brent rated it did not like it. Charles rated it liked it Jan 31, No trivia or quizzes yet.

ChristopherSep 20, Fde — Fade In by Michael Piller. Speculations on Speculative Fiction: I will leave that for you to decide Insurrection was fun, but the story was a bit labored at times.

Also, he wrote a script for “Star Trek: 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. Too bad “Insurrection” didn’t end up looking more like this outline.


Star Trek Insurrection: How Michael Piller Wrote it

I found this fascinating and I’m glad it’s fave been made available to read. Piller and Berman worked so well together and both were great for Trek. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

He thought it was great.

Fade In: From Idea to Final Draft – The Writing of Star Trek Insurrection (1999) – Michael Piller

The Making of Star Trek Insurrection is an honest and compelling work that gives equal weight 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 ha I remember when this book was first “leaked” to the internet, via a manuscript that showed up on Trek-related sites — and disappeared just as quickly, shut down by the braintrust at Paramount due to a perceived series of “slights” against them.

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sfar He had mentored so many Star Trek writers and felt that writing a book of the step-by-step process of what can go into writing a script, would further his mentoring. Fiction Writer, Academic, Critic…. Writing anything, from a short story, nove Michael Piller describes the process of writing Star Trek: Skip to content This is a book that was never published but should have been. But the road from idea to finished film is a long one, fraught w Inwith the franchise basking in the success of First Contact, Star Trek producer Rick Berman called upon his old friend and colleague Michael Piller to write the next installment of the franchise.


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.

Wditing were bonded at the core. You are commenting using your Twitter account. I want it to be about the most horrible, treacherous aliens ever known to man who are about to destroy life as we know it, leading to the most spectacular thrill ride of an adventure with fantastic space battles and huge explosions and great special effects — a white knuckle ride for the movie audience.

Really interesting and entertaining read. I wish I had been a fly on the wall of those offices in the Hart Building.

It’s fun and people are truly interested and invested in a positive philosophy that humanity thinks about pursuing. He, too, was disappointed that it didn’t do as well as the other movies.

I think Michael Piller’s Trek work is brilliant. Allyn GibsonSep 19, 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 given more creative freedoms Putting in cheap sfar isn’t going to help that kind of storyline.