Gene Roddenberry

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Original Trek Fans Will Love This Movie

It's 'like a souped-up version of the old show'

(Newser) - We already know one character turns out to be gay , but what else can you expect from Star Trek Beyond , in which the Starship Enterprise falls to pieces and its crew ends up scattered across the planet Altamid? Well, contrary to what George Takei might think , original creator Gene Roddenberry... More »

George Takei Is Not Happy With Star Trek's First Gay Character

'It's a twisting of Gene's creation'

(Newser) - John Cho of Star Trek Beyond drops a bomb in a new interview with the Herald Sun : His character—Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise—(spoiler alert) will be revealed as a gay man who has a daughter with his partner. "I liked the approach, which was not... More »

Star Trek Creator's Old Documents Finally Decoded

Documents on nearly 200 floppy disks have been recovered

(Newser) - A data recovery company has boldly gone where no man has gone before (or at least in 30 or so years): Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's extensive floppy disk collection. The Roddenberry estate handed over nearly 200 wildly outdated floppy disks to DriveSavers, hoping the company could retrieve whatever... More »

Nerd Alert: Roddenberry's Mac for Sale

Apple gave early model to Star Trek creator as a gift in 1986

(Newser) - Deep-pocketed Star Trek and Apple fanatics will battle it out next month in an auction for the first Macintosh Plus—a computer that happened to be owned by Gene Roddenberry. The Mac Plus was the third Mac model, released 2 years after the original, and the first to offer a... More »

Original Trek Still The Best

(Newser) - It’s been a long time since James Kirk set out on his 5-year mission, and those early voyages may look cheesy, low-budget, or even sexist now. But “the original Star Trek still has a passion and vitality,” writes Andrew O’Hehir of Salon. “It stands out,... More »

Star Trek's 'First Lady' Dies

Creator's widow played 'Nurse Chapel,' who had hots for Spock, and computer voice

(Newser) - The 76-year-old widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and a character in the science fiction classic, is dead. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry appeared in the pilot for Star Trek as assistant "Number One," and in the series as Nurse Chapel. She also provided the voice of the Enterprise in... More »

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