Main Page - Obsidian Fleet Database. Star Trek Online Wiki. Gene Roddenberry. Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) — known as Gene Roddenberry — was an American television screenwriter, producer, and futurist.
He is best known for creating the original Star Trek television series and thus the Star Trek science fiction franchise. 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. Later he followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Los Angeles Police Department to provide for his family, but began to focus on writing scripts for television.
The Star Trek franchise created by Roddenberry has produced story material for almost five decades; resulting in six television series consisting of 726 episodes, and twelve feature films. Early life (1921–1941) Military service and civil aviation (1941–1949) Career Star Trek. Star Trek has been a cult phenomenon for decades. Fans of the franchise are called Trekkies or Trekkers.
The franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, figurines, novels, toys, and comics. Star Trek had a themed attraction in Las Vegas which opened in 1998 and closed in September 2008. At least two museum exhibits of props travel the world. The series has its own full-fledged constructed language, Klingon. Several parodies have been made of Star Trek. Conception and setting The Starfleet emblem as seen in the franchise. Most Star Trek stories depict the adventures of humans[Note 4] and aliens who serve in Starfleet, the space-borne humanitarian and peacekeeping armada of the United Federation of Planets. Roddenberry intended the show to have a highly progressive political agenda reflective of the emerging counter-culture of the youth movement, though he was not fully forthcoming to the networks about this.
Ex Astris Scientia - Bernd Schneider's Star Trek Site. Star Trek Expanded Universe - Fan fiction, RPG, fan films. The Star Trek Encyclopedia (9780671536091): Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda, Debbie Mirek. Star Trek Online Wiki - Characters, Ships, Equipment, Guides, Fleets, & more! Star Trek: The Original Series. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s.
The ship and crew are led by Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), first officer and science officer Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley). Shatner's voice-over introduction during each episode's opening credits stated the starship's purpose: Space: the final frontier. The series was produced 1966–67 by Desilu Productions, and by Paramount Television 1968–69.
Creation and development In 1964, Gene Roddenberry, a longtime fan of science fiction, drafted a proposal for a science-fiction television series that he called Star Trek. Some of the influences on his idea that Roddenberry noted included A. The second pilot introduced the rest of the main characters: Captain Kirk (William Shatner), chief engineer Lt. Production The original starship Enterprise The show's production staff included art director Matt Jefferies. Season 1 (1966–67) Season 2 (1967–68)