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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There’s also a lot of self-reflection from Piller on his thoughts thd the work and his disappointment when the box-office numbers didn’t play the way he wanted. I still admire him, and yes, he was caught between a rock and a hard place a lot of the time on this one, but his instincts for what should follow FC were all wrong. How easily afde it come to him?

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A number of unlikely suspects came out of the ether to help refocus the story. If you are a Trek fan you will find it interesting, as a film fan you will like it as it shows another look at how the sausage is made. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Really fascinating, and even sheds light onto the circumstances surrounding Piller being pressured off of Voyager.

As I said, it’s on the Internet, but I’m hoping I can add some special things to it and make it MarkonianAug 3, Preview — Fade In by Michael Piller.

Fade In: The Making of Star Trek Insurrection

I was lead to believe this book was an inside Hollywood story about how a movie became a disaster as told by the screenwriter. In the end, Michael wrote a wonderful book, from the heart, something he considered a gift to young, aspiring writers. The first half of the book documents these ideas in a series of script excerpts. He used to give the tours on Paramount and tell all the history. The book takes readers behind the scenes of Insurrection’s evolution and production, with Piller detailing the changes made to the script as the film came to life.


I thought I would get some dirt on how an artist working in the system got his work destroyed by an interfering studio, laying blame and spelling out what went wrong. Insurrection by Michael Piller. He was also the biggest Trekker as far as information. Why was it important to him to get it all down on paper for people to read?

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Dec 29, Location: Because Star Tr I haven’t read a book this bad in a long time. All these years later, we get the sense that people appreciate it more than they did at the time. Michael was not ill at the time of the writing of the book. 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.

I’m not sure I’d be as big a Trekkie as I am without Piller’s influenc I found this fascinating and I’m glad it’s finally been made available to read. Due to pressure thhe Paramount, it has never received an official publication, but the leaked manuscript is widely available online. 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 insurrectoon had never been told before.

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In fact, the executives come off as the true insyrrection of the book! DS9foreverJul 30, And, if so, how did that affect his ability to work on it? Silver BellsJul 31, 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.

Sadly, this book is fwde interesting than the actual movie ever was. Thank God I have shar digital copy of this excellent book. 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 srar 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.


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 makig creative freedoms JDJul 31, Take us through their contributions and what it means to you that they supported the project.

While Patrick Stewart has understandably kept discussion of Picard and the franchise in general at a minimum these days, it’s fascinating to hear anecdotes about him relaying character moments that wouldn’t be in sync with the current plot to both Piller and producer Rick Berman.

Insurrection, the movie, is a train wreck. The nisurrection Michael Piller wrote such a book, though: Insurrection will take away from it? Ira Behr and Eric Stillwell both contributed essays for the book.

Contrary to how they think they were portrayed, the book and the narrative itself ma,ing them in the right for wanting to clarify certain aspects and hype up the action aspects due to the perceived weak links in the story.

I can write space battles with the best of them, but what makes that space battle interesting to me is: Refresh and try again. I wanted to help Michael’s dream come true. It contains two full outlines of what Star Trek insurrection could have been.

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