Star trek is an american science fiction television series created by gene roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship uss enterprise (ncc-1701) and its crew it later acquired the retronym of star trek: the original series (tos) to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began. (b 19 august 1921 in el paso, texas d 24 october 1991 in santa monica, california), writer and producer who created the star trek television and film series roddenberry was the oldest of three children born to eugene edward roddenberry, a lineman for a local electric company, and caroline glen. In an era when westerns dominated tv and science fiction was more marginalized, gene proposed star trek as a wagon train to the stars the first (pilot) he created was turned down by (nbc. Star trek is an american science fiction television series created by gene roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship uss enterprise and its crew it later acquired the retronym of star trek: the original series to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began. Star trek is was the first draft proposal for star trek: the original series that gene roddenberry created on 11 march 1964 as a television series pitch after being turned down by executives of other production studios, it was in early april 1964 presented to desilu executives oscar katz and herb solow , who picked up the proposition on.
The original wagon train to the stars series created by gene roddenberry in the 1960s very dated now, but still fun (depending which episode you watch, at least) and its historical importance in the development of television science fiction cannot be overstated. Star trek turns 52 years old today on september 8th, 1966 at 8:30 pm nbc aired the man trap, from star trek: the original series although it was the sixth episode produced for the series. Although gene roddenberry passed away october 24, 1991, his legacy remains as star trek: the next generation continues to flourish and grow in movie theaters, and three television series based upon star trek — star trek: deep space nine, star trek: voyager, and now enterprise — maintain his vision of the future.
Created in 1966 by visionary writer-producer gene roddenberry, the original star trek series sparked a cultural phenomenon which has extended over 50 years on-air, with more than 700 episodes and. Star trek was the first truly great science fiction television show to be created for it was the first to have a truly optimistic vision for humanity had it not been for star trek tos , the second generation of science fiction would have never been born and grown into the glorious era of storytelling that it was. Star trek: the next generation (often abbreviated to tng) is an american science fiction television series created by gene roddenberry as part of the star trek franchise. Gene roddenberry (far right) with star trek castmembers at a nasa event in 1976 (photo: nasa) the progressive visionary behind 'star trek' was an insecure misogynistic hack g et a star trek.
Since it was created by gene roddenberry in 1966, the star trek franchise has spawned seven television series (one animated) with more than 700 episodes, as well as 13 theatrical movies. Roddenberry would go on to create star trek: the next generation two decades after the original show, and he produced the first trek film, star trek: the motion picture. Roddenberry on 20 september 1988 eugene gene wesley roddenberry (19 august 1921 - 24 october 1991 age 70), sometimes referred to as the great bird of the galaxy is best known as the creator of the science fiction television series star trek, beginning the long running star trek franchise. Star trek is an american science fiction entertainment franchise that spans many media, created by gene roddenberry, originally produced through desilu studios and now owned by cbs for television rights and paramount for film. Born on august 19, 1921, in el paso, texas, gene roddenberry was a world war ii army air corps pilot before becoming a television writer and producer he created the highly influential star trek.
Roddenberry's gain was star trek's loss courage scored only a few episodes of the series' first season before commencing work on the feature film doctor dolittle. Eugene wesley gene roddenberry (august 19, 1921 - october 24, 1991) was a usaf bomber pilot, ex-cop, freelance scriptwriter, and creator of possibly the single most influential franchise in the history of television, star trek the original series.
In 1966, the landmark science fiction series star trek hit tv screens for the first time created by gene roddenberry, the original series followed the starship uss enterprise in the distant future as it explored the galaxy, seeking out new life and civilizations. And the fourth series, star trek: voyager, which debuted in 1995, rectified one major shortcoming of the earlier versions: for the first time, a woman (kate mulgrew) was in command of the ship. Eugene wesley roddenberry (august 19, 1921 - october 24, 1991) was a ufp television screenwriter and producerhe is best remembered for creating the original star trek television series.