Gene Roddenberry


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Gene Roddenberry
Eugene Wesley Roddenberry
Birthday
BirthplaceEl Paso, Texas, U.S.
Died
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
Television writer, producer and futurist
EducationFranklin High School

Roddenberry, Gene

(Eugene Wesley Roddenberry), 1921–91, American television writer and producer, b. El Paso, Tex. After being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for flying 89 missions and sorties in World War II, Roddenberry worked as a pilot and police officer. He joined the television industry as a scriptwriter, eventually becoming head writer for the series Have Gun, Will Travel. In 1966 he created Star Trek, which became a cultural icon. The show spawned several feature films and further television series.
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As one of the most successful science fiction franchises in history, Star Trek has entertained fans around the world for more than half a century since its creation by Gene Roddenberry in 1966.
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I recalled the meeting this week after reading about a new book about Star Trek that said the draft version for the first big screen film was turned down because creator Gene Roddenberry wanted Captain Kirk in conflict with Jesus Christ on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise.
IT was described to TV bosses as cowboys in space and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry pitched his sci-fi series as "Wagon Train to the stars".
Gene Roddenberry himself said: "One of the primary features of Star Trek that made it different from other shows was it believed that humans are improving - they will vastly improve in the 23rd century.
Originally founded in 1967 by Gene Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of science-fiction successes including Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and, most notably, Star Trek.
Shatner and Nimoy shot to fame starring in the Gene Roddenberry TV version in the 1960s.
He said that his big break, which came in 1965 after his agent got him an audition in front of Gene Roddenberry, broke the stereotypes and he was a "regular, visible, talking, walking, fencing presence.
The voyages of the late Gene Roddenberry, the mastermind behind Star Trek, continue even after his death.
Can you imagine if Gene Roddenberry had shown Star Trek to a few hundred people and then boxed it up in his basement forever?