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Gene Roddenberry

Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American television screenwriter, producer and futurist. He was best known for creating the American science fiction series Star Trek. Born in El Paso, Texas, Roddenberry grew up in Los Angeles, California where his father worked as a police officer. Roddenberry flew 89 combat missions in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, and worked as a commercial pilot after the war. He later followed in his father's footsteps, joining the Los Angeles Police Department to provide for his family, but began focusing on writing scripts for television.

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Gene Roddenberry - Death and Legacy
... Roddenberry died from cardiopulmonary arrest, on October 24, 1991 ... The Next Generation to air after his death, "Unification", featured a dedication to Roddenberry ... In 1992, a portion of Roddenberry's ashes flew and returned to earth on the Space Shuttle Columbia mission STS-52 ...
Marina Sirtis - Career - Star Trek: The Next Generation
... Gene Roddenberry was inspired to ask the exotic-looking Sirtis to audition for a role after seeing the film Aliens with Bob Justman, which featured the prominent ... Gene Roddenberry decided to switch them, and Macha Hernandez became Natasha Yar ... Sirtis felt her job was in jeopardy after the first season but was overjoyed when Gene Roddenberry took her aside at Jonathan Frakes's wedding and told her that the season two premiere ...
Susan Sackett - Books
... Inside Trek My Secret Life with Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry, (Hawk Publishing Group 2002) Hollywood Sings!, (researched by Marcia Rovins, Billboard Books, 1995 ... Blythe, Dell Books, 1982) The Making of Star Trek The Motion Picture (with Gene Roddenberry, Pocket Books, 1980) Star Trek Speaks! (with Fred and Stan Goldstein, Pocket Books, 1979 ...
Lieutenant Uhura - Name
... Gene Roddenberry had intended his new female communications officer to be called "Lieutenant Sulu" ... When producer Robert Justman explained to Roddenberry what the word uhuru meant, he changed it to Uhura and adopted that as the character's name ... Seeking approval for the name he contacted Gene Roddenberry and Nichelle Nichols ...
Allan Eastman
... shows including Night Man, Beastmaster and Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda ... The Series, Danger Bay, Sliders, Night Man, F/X The Series, Poltergeist The Legacy, Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, Star Trek Deep Space Nine ...

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    Space—the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
    —Gene Roddenberry (1921–1991)