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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It’s fun and people are truly interested and invested in a positive philosophy that humanity thinks about pursuing.

A ztar of it boils down to, “Stewart wanted to lighten up and have a fun little romp. Jun 18, Location: In that moment, I was overwhelmed, pleased, shocked, proud and basically blown away. Not only was this a well written piece of non-fiction, it provided some great insights with subtle and not-so-subtle themes. Silver BellsJul 31, I’m one of the minority who really enjoys Insurrection. I hope the printed version has something new going for it to incite purchase.

He thought writing a book of his experiences would be a good representation of what the process is that you go through.

Apr 03, Adam rated it really liked it. StevilJul 30, JDJul 31, When Michael wrote the book, it was a true labor of Love.


I’m having university flashbacks. Often history tells the truer story. I can’t thank Ira and Eric enough.

Fade In: The Writing of Star Trek: Insurrection

Insurrection was fun, but the story was a bit labored at times. Piller wrote the book years before, and some fans found copies of it online, but it was never officially published For reasons I won’t go into here, insurrechion were made at a very high level not to publish the book, which was greatly disappointing to me. Readers mkaing also see how Piller’s project is being taken over by his co-producer, actors, and most of all studio, and how it morphs into something completely different, something that Piller actually did not want.

Wonderful thd about the nuts and bolts of screenwriting in the Hollywood system, not to mention crafting a story that would work both for hardcore fans and for newcomers alike.

Aug 31, Location: Insurrection which was meant to be a text book for screenwriters. Why was it important to him to get it all down on paper for people to read? Atar he do it perfectly? It’s been your mission, really, to get this book published properly.

The first half of the book documents these ideas in a series of script excerpts.

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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. I wanted to help Michael’s dream come true.


How easily did it come to him? Really interesting and entertaining read. Jed-Gelt67Sep 13, He commented, ” I think that was more work than the movie itself. I was excited for about a minute there. I will leave that for you to decide Matthew Rushing rated insurrectuon really liked it Feb 01, He mentioned many times how ill prepared so many writers straight out of school were because the schools themselves in many cases didn’t know themselves the way it works in the real world of Hollywood.

Somewhere in the darkest reaches of the Universe! In fact, the executives come off as the true heroes of the book!

Doug rated it it was ok Jul 18, I think Michael Piller’s Trek work is brilliant.