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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The book also includes feedback and notes from Patrick Stewart and Brent Spineras well as the original story notes and outlines, and a complete early draft of the film ‘s screenplay. Desperate for another hit, writers at the insurrectiom lobbed idea after idea at the executives.

Bree rated it really liked it Dec 21, He and Michael were great working partner and friends. Lists with This Book. Even more so today. Far from being a hit piece, this story is one that’s well worth reading. Piller’s concepts and eventual script passes through a lot isnurrection hands, including that of TREK head Rick Inusrrection, plenty of Paramount studio people, and the movie’s two main stars, Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner.

I knew this book never got published too so I was hoping for a juicy tale that burned bridges with all involved in the film.


Star Trek Sandra Piller Reveals Her Late Husband’s Insurrection Book

Jed-Gelt67Sep 13, Sign In Don’t have an account? We’ve had it all. Wow, that price just killed any interest I had in reading it. Good luck selling more than three copies. Insurrection is one if my favourite Trek movies.

I’m a bit of a Trekkie and Jaking always had an interest in the production side of films and TV so this is like catnip for me. Get it down about fifteen bucks and I will buy it.

Feb 19, Scott Williams rated it it was tje. Insurrection is available now at www.

“Fade In: The Writing of Star Trek Insurrection”

I wish I had been a fly on the wall of those offices in the Hart Building. Piller also mentored numerous writers during his time with Trek, and they continue his legacy. That’s when it hit me. Michael Piller’s work documents the various ideas that sprang up after the release of the critically-praised and commercially-successful First Contact. AmalakJul 31, A competent and matter of fact documenting of the making of Star Trek IX insurrcetion the writer’s point of view.

What a great insight into the mind of a writer and the process that goes into the making of a big budget movie. Often history tells the truer story.

It plays like an episode of Trekbut on the big screen. But, truthfully, I don’t remember specifically things he would say.

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

Piller present us not only with month to month movie development, but also with a personal story, and the emotional impact that all changes had on him up to the premiere. It’s simply a boring account of how a terrible film got made, told as straight-forward as possible.


With Piller insisting upon a new emphasis on character, the show took off creatively. Insurrectionthe book chronicles the process of developing the script of Insurrectionoutlining the various stages of development and the evolution from the original story concept to the final changes in post-production.

Fade In: The Writing of Star Trek: Insurrection

Based on that price, they aren’t kidding about the “published as a textbook” thing. Dec 29, Location: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Gerald Beattie insurrecction it it was amazing Feb 26, He had helped his university, UNC, develop a program to help more students be prepared for the real writer’s world, and this was another way he could teach by example.

And, if so, how did that affect his ability to work on it? They were bonded at the core. Michael was not ill at the time of the writing of the book.

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