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FADE IN: From Idea to Final Draft. The Writing of. Star Trek: Insurrection by. Michael It’s clear Michael Piller wanted this book read, so we felt that making it. An inside look at the writing process of Star Trek: Insurrection. From concept to final film script. Sandra Piller just posted on Facebook, “I am so excited to announce the publication of my late husband Michael Piller’s book Fade In: The.

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Jan 10, Location: These are the things that od us, as members of an audience, get emotionally involved. Other movie fans may appreciate the insight into franchise filmmaking. It was never given a professional release, and given that ST: Sign In Sign Up. Return to Book Page.

Maybe his desperation for writers and good scripts during that third season of Next Gen gave him some insights on how to get more good ones. I will be looking for Michael Piller’s name in the credits from now on.

Fade In: The Writing of Star Trek: Insurrection by Michael Piller

We’ve had it all. I was lead to believe this book was an inside Hollywood story about how a movie became a disaster as told by the screenwriter. 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.

But at the same time, it’s so great. Why was it so important to you to do so? This is not the big book about a big movie Casablanca, Citizen Kane, or Porky’s 2 but what it is is a great behind the scenes look at just making a Hollywood studio movie.


I also really need to give credit to the woman who did all the work to pull this book together. Apr 3, Location: In the morning he had the answer. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oct 26, Brent rated it did not like it. Being a fan of Star Trek it was a bit like watching sausage being made, because Michael Piller details the entire two year process of writing the movie, from his initial concept all fdae way through the last minute rewrite of the final action scene of the film.

Fade In: The Making of Star Trek Insurrection

Here’s what she had to say. He was proud of Michael’s need to give back and help new writers. That’s great to hear that it’s finally getting published! InSandra Piller revealed that she was looking into the possibility of having the work yet published in print format.

Un is refreshingly honest about the process of creation and change that goes into making a movie. Mar 21, Location: He’s credited with bringing new life to the rhe on TNG when he joined the show in its third season.

They said, ‘We can’t let the public know what we do here, what goes on behind the scenes! Why should we care?

I came way from it thinking that, despite everything he had to go through, Piller still had to shoulder a lot of the blame for how the movie turned out. Insurrection holds its own when compared to other Star Trek movies. Log in or Sign up.

Thought it took a bit of work to find on the web as this was never officially published. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It’s rare to find a book about ij movie that did just middlin’ at the box office and isn’t one touted as a favorite by most people.

The friction between budgetary concerns by the studios and the creative license of the writer and director is intriguing. Jan 31, Phillip rated it really liked it. Sandra Piller also offers copies of it for sale during her convention appearances. Mxking the advantage of digital publishing. He himself eventually wrote a script. Posted Makihg 17, edited. So, was making it such a struggle that perhaps he even said to you at some point something to the effect of, “This will make a good book one day”?


Fade In: The Writing of Star Trek: Insurrection

Michael was not ill at the time of the writing of the book. Refresh and try again. Posted September 19, I guess some of the money must be going to charity? I think Star Trek: He had to create a hrek that satisfied the actors, producers, the studio, and the general public.

A lot of it boils down to, “Stewart wanted to lighten up and staf a fun little romp. Jun 01, Colin Whiteside rated it liked it. Apr 07, Dustin rated it liked it Shelves: Hardly revelatory but readable nonetheless.

All these years later, we get the sense that people appreciate it more than they did at the time. People were shocked that he returned to the franchise to write the film. My pitch to the publisher was to take the frek through the entire process of the development of the film, starting with the idea and showing how changes, problems, opinions, studio requests, financial considerations, would effect the final product.