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Unearthed People Story Gives Rare Glimpse Of Roddenberry Family Life

In Gene’s words: How Rod learned of Star Trek, and his thoughts on women

Gene and Majel Roddenberry worked hard to raise their son in an environment that was as normal as possible — even in the midst of “Star Trek” becoming the cultural phenomenon that many recognize now. So when young Rod Roddenberry was around, Gene and Majel never even mentioned the show. One could say they were even shielding the young boy from what was quickly making his father the most famous name in science-fiction. By 1980, “Star Trek” was at its first peak, and many fans were still talking about “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” from the year before. At the same time, a 6 …
 | Dec-3-2014 | 
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