Star Trek
Majel Barrett
(Movies & TV)
Rod Roddenberry
(Movies & TV)
Isaac Asimov
Fred Freiberger
(Movies & TV)

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Gene Roddenberry

Knowledge Identifier: +Gene_Roddenberry


Gene Roddenberry

American television screenwriter, producer and futurist add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1921.

Countries: United States (62%), Japan (19%), (10%)

Main connections: Star Trek, Majel Barrett, Rod Roddenberry

Linked to: Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles City College, University of Miami, University of Southern California




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Gene Roddenberry was born in 1921 add something


In 1941, he joined the United States Army Air Corps, which in the same year became the United States Army Air Forces add something


In 1942, Roddenberry married Eileen Rexroat add something


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 add something


In total, he flew eighty-nine missions for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal before leaving the Army Air Forces in 1945 add something


He received a Civil Aeronautics commendation for his rescue efforts following a June 1947 crash in the Syrian desert while on a flight to Istanbul from Karachi add something


To provide for his family, he joined the Los Angeles Police Department on February 1, 1949 add something


He became a police officer III in 1951 and was made a Sergeant in 1953 add something


In 1957, he wrote an episode for the "Boots and Saddles" western series entitled "The Prussian Farmer" add something


In 1960, he wrote four episodes of the British made Australian western "Whiplash" add something


They had two daughters, Darleen and Dawn, but during the 1960s, he had affairs with Nichelle Nichols and Majel Barrett add something


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 add something


In 1964, Roddenberry created "Star Trek", which premiered in 1966 and ran for three seasons before being canceled add something


Roddenberry developed "Star Trek" in 1964, developing it as a combination of the science-fiction series Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon add something


Nevertheless, the network commissioned an unprecedented second pilot and the series premiered on September 8, 1966, and ran for three seasons add something


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


Twenty-seven years after his first marriage, Roddenberry divorced his first wife and married Barrett in Japan in a traditional Shinto ceremony on August 6, 1969, and they had one child together, Eugene Wesley Roddenberry, Jr. (Rod_Roddenberry) add something


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


Majel Barrett - She and Gene Roddenberry were married in Japan on August 6, 1969, after the cancellation of the original "Star Trek" series


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


Beginning in 1975, the go-ahead was given by Paramount for Roddenberry to develop a new "Star Trek" television series, with many of the original cast to be included add something


It was published in 1979 and was the first of hundreds of "Star Trek"-based novels to be published by the Pocket Books unit of Simon & Schuster, whose parent company owned Paramount Pictures Corporation add something

Gene Roddenberry died in 1991 add something


Roddenberry died from cardiopulmonary arrest, on October 24, 1991 add something


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


In 1992, a portion of Roddenberry's ashes flew and returned to earth on the Space Shuttle "Columbia" mission STS-52 add something


A third story idea was adapted in 1995 as the comic book "Gene Roddenberry's Lost Universe" add something


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 add something


On May 20, 2002, the spacecraft's orbit deteriorated and it disintegrated in the atmosphere add something


Clifford Meth - " In 2004, he was story editor for Gene Roddenberry's "Starpoint Academy", an animated feature screenplay IDT hired Peter David to script


Another flight to launch more of his ashes into deep space along with those of Majel Roddenberry, his widow who died in 2008, is planned for launch in 2014 add something


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


Roddenberry was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2010 add something


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


The "Star Trek" franchise Roddenberry created has produced material for over four decades, producing six television series, 726 episodes and eleven films, with a twelfth film currently in post-production and scheduled for a May 2013 release add something


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 add something


This flight was delayed and is now planned for launch in 2016 add something