Knowledge Identifier: +Gene_Roddenberry
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1921.
Countries: United States (62%), Japan (19%), (10%)
Linked to: Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles City College, University of Miami, University of Southern California
In 1941, he joined the United States Army Air Corps, which in the same year became the United States Army Air Forces
He flew combat missions in the Pacific Theatre with the "Bomber Barons" of the 394th Bomb Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group of the Thirteenth Air Force and on August 2, 1943, Roddenberry was piloting a B-17E Flying Fortress named the "Yankee Doodle", from Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, when mechanical failure caused it to crash on take-off
To provide for his family, he joined the Los Angeles Police Department on February 1, 1949
Isaac Asimov - Asimov and "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry developed a unique relationship during "Star Trek's" initial launch in the late 1960s
He came up with many story ideas and other concepts for his new television series that ultimately went unused, among them were "Night Stick", "Defiance County" and "The Long Hunt of April Savage"; meanwhile, his first attempt, "APO 923", was not picked up by the networks, but in 1963, he created and produced "The Lieutenant", which lasted for a single season and was set inside the United States Marine Corps with Nichelle Nichols starring in the first episode
Harlan Ellison - Ellison has repeatedly criticized how "Star Trek" creator and producer Gene Roddenberry rewrote his original script for the 1967 episode "The City on the Edge of Forever"
Fred Freiberger - In 1968, "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, as a result of differences with NBC, stepped down as showrunner for "Star Trek", and Freiberger was again contacted and hired as producer for its third season
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - When the original television series was cancelled in 1969, "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry lobbied Paramount to continue the franchise through a film
Alex Cord - Cord is known to science fiction enthusiasts for having portrayed Dylan Hunt in the failed 1973 TV pilot "Genesis II" which was created by Gene Roddenberry
Majel Barrett - After Gene Roddenberry died in 1991, his wife had commissioned Celestis Inc., a company that specializes in "memorial spaceflights", to launch a part of his remains into space in 1997
Robert Hewitt Wolfe - In 1999, working from notes by Gene Roddenberry, Wolfe developed the syndicated series " Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda"
Roddenberry and his wife Majel were honored by the Space Foundation in 2002 with the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach award, in recognition of their contributions to awareness of and enthusiasm for space exploration
Majel Barrett - On January 26, 2009, Celestis said that it would ship the remains of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett-Roddenberry into space the following year, but the launch has been delayed
Rod Roddenberry - The undertaking inspired him to fully embrace the vision Gene Roddenberry had for the future, which he expressed through the founding of The Roddenberry Foundation in 2010
Star Trek Beyond - The film will be released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D. In August 2014, it was announced that Paramount had pushed back the release of the film to 2016 in time for the 50th anniversary celebration of the late Gene Roddenberry's original sci-fi series
Star Trek - The "Star Trek" franchise created by Roddenberry has produced story material for almost five decades, resulting in six television series and twelve feature films; a thirteenth film is scheduled to be released in 2016, "Star Trek"'s fiftieth anniversary