Gene Roddenberry

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Gene Roddenberry
Eugene Wesley Roddenberry
BirthplaceEl Paso, Texas, U.S.
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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Synopsis: These Are the Voyages: Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek in the 1970s, Volume 1 (1970-75), in hardback and 763 pages in length, with hundreds of pictures, is the first in a two-book set chronicling the period in Star Trek history spanning the cancellation of the original series and continuing through the making and release of 1979's Star Trek--The Motion Picture.
He discusses the impact of American Westerns and the concept of space as the final frontier; the British Golden Age of Sail, the Horatio Hornblower novels, and their influence on Gene Roddenberry; and how the British naval model was maintained and expanded by Roddenberry's successors in Star Trek world-building in the dimensions of a naval linguistic corpus; the starship as a reimagined sailing ship traveling an "ocean of space"; the starship captain as a Royal Naval Enlightenment mariner; the practice of archaic nautical traditions through the presence of naval intertexts and nautical paraphernalia; and a future backdrop of imperial and interstellar discovery and colonization.
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.
'Star Trek', the first film in the rebooted franchise based on Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry, earned more than USD 380 million worldwide in 2009.
Star Trek was created by former police officer Gene Roddenberry.
"Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault." During the production of "Star Trek: The Original Series," bits and pieces of episodic footage were left on the cutting-room floor, then stored away in film cans for decades by the Gene Roddenberry Estate.
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Allen was the one who proved to the networks that there was indeed an audience in America who would support a series of that type and to justify the expense of what was in a sense half of a science fiction movie each week." Few people understand the relentless battles that Allen fought while trying to bring his productions to television, or the ones that Gene Roddenberry fought in bringing "Star Trek" to us, or Sheldon Leonard in bringing "I Spy" to network TV.
You're a winner when I your answer, Jenny The Hollywood legend was best known for his stunning part as a firebrand cowboy in the John Ford classic The Searchers, but joined the Starship Enterprise as Captain Pike in the pilot for Gene Roddenberry's show.
So are family members of now- deceased cast and crew like series creator Gene Roddenberry's family and the family of the iconic Leonard Nimoy, famous for his portrayal of Mr.
Flights of fancy, of course, covered by every science fiction writer from Gene Roddenberry to Arthur C Clarke, but everything is possible in a galaxy that has, according to scientists, as many as 40 billion habitable Earth-sized planets.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of "Star Trek" from TV writer Gene Roddenberry. Sci-fi was a tired genre in 1966, but Roddenberry brought brains and social awareness to the show, insisting on a racially integrated crew that featured Nichelle Nichols as communications officer Lt.