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Sorry, No Major Bombshells From Lost Roddenberry Disks

EXCLUSIVE: Recovered data will be included in family’s 50th anniversary ‘366 Project’ vault

Hard to believe it’s been nearly 25 years since the world said good-bye to Gene Roddenberry, yet he still finds a way back in the news time and time again. Most recently in January after it was revealed that data from some 200 5.25-inch floppy disks had been recovered. DriveSavers Data Recovery earned a mention on media outlets ranging from Star Trek sites to the trade publications to even mainstream news, earning kudos for unlocking the disks created through an ol …
 | Feb-25-2016 | 
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Leonard Nimoy, Trek’s Most Famous Icon, Dies

A long battle with COPD claims the life of the man behind Mr. Spock at age 83

He was a director. An activist. A photographer. Sometimes even a singer. But to the world of Star Trek, he was Mr. Spock. Leonard Nimoy, the man who first brought the green-blooded, pointy-eared Vulcan to life nearly 50 years ago, died Friday. He was 83. Nimoy had been rushed to a California hospital last week with severe chest pains, but was released a short time later. Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed her husband’s death with The New York Times, saying he was in end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy revealed his battle with COPD late last year when …
 | Feb-27-2015 | 
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Celebrating A Great Achievement By Gene, Majel

Oh, and a happy birthday to Rod Roddenberry, too!

It’s funny … the first time I had a chance to interact with Rod Roddenberry, probably 15 years ago now, I didn’t even realize Gene Roddenberry had a son. It’s not that I didn’t know. I mean, I remember when Gene got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he introduced his son, and I remember this small blond kid joining his dad at his side, and I remembered being a little jealous because I thought that kid got to see all the Star Trek movies before the rest of us. But Rod was out there, and as the Internet was finding its footing, so was he. Back then, he had a site ca …
 | Feb-5-2015 | 
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It’s Not The Enterprise, But It Carried Gene Roddenberry

Family Rolls Royce used by Star Trek creator on charity auction block

There’s a lot that can be said of the pride Gene Roddenberry had in the contribution his creation of Star Trek gave to society. But anyone who knew the Great Bird of the Galaxy also knew that he was not someone who liked to show off his success. The house he lived in for so many years was a five bedroom — quite modest by Hollywood standards. Gene’s closet was filled with the kind of clothes many older men had at the time, including clip-on ties. But when “Star Trek: The Next Generation” became a smash success in first-run syndication in the late 1980s, Gene finally found bo …
 | Dec-1-2014 | 
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Star Trek Belongs Back On Television

Eugene W. Roddenberry likes the films, but feels fans deserve more

Whether it’s Bryan Fuller, Bryan Singer or even someone fans may not be familiar with … it’s time to bring Star Trek back to television, and viewers have waited long enough. That’s what Eugene W. Roddenberry, son of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, told Entertainment Weekly recently as part of the launch of both the Trek Initiative as well as 1701News, both of which his company is a partner in. “I think Star Trek belongs on television, and while what J.J. [Abrams] has accomplished with the movies is fanta …
 | Apr-28-2013 | 
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CBS Officially Brings Roddenberry Back Into Star Trek

Rod Roddenberry, business partner Trevor Roth will join new series

Outside of Majel Barrett Roddenberry’s continued involvement in the Star Trek franchise leading up to her death, it was rare to see anyone from creator Gene Roddenberry’s family taking part in what the Great Bird created. But that will change with Star Trek: Series VI after CBS Corp. announced that Gene and Majel’s son, Rod Roddenberry, along with his business partner Trevor Roth, will join next year’s series as executive producers. “Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love Star Trek to enjoy,” showrunner Bryan Fuller sa …
 | Mar-3-2016 | 
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Memo Offers Unique Twist To ‘Number One’ Role

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry’s character from ‘The Cage’ received alternate pitch

Most fans know the story of Star Trek’s beginnings, of how the original second-in-command of the Enterprise was a woman named “Number One,” and how the character was dropped from the cast at the network’s insistence. But until recently, we didn’t know that Number One nearly had a second chance at life in the original series, but in a very different form. Star Trek’s first pilot episode, titled “The Cage,” was rejected by NBC in early 1965. After that near-death experience, Roddenberry somehow persuaded the network to give him a second chance, and he was allowed to produce a se …
 | Aug-25-2015 | 
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Former Roddenberry Series Actor Plots Return

Robert Leeshock shares memories of his time on ‘Earth: Final Conflict,’ and what he’s up to now

Although it’s not exactly Star Trek, “Earth: Final Conflict” was as close as Gene Roddenberry could get without getting an angry letter from Paramount Pictures. There wasn’t a starship the characters traveled in, and in fact, we explored near-future Earth rather than distant future. But there were the Taelons, the bald-headed creatures played by women speaking in masked, male voices — just like the Talosians from the original “Star Trek” pilot “The Cage.” E:FC, as it was known, was produced by Tribune Entertainment and released in original-run syndication — a medium made po …
 | May-29-2015 | 
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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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Trek Jumps Back In Time To Pinball Game

Both 2009, 2013 films are featured in new classic games

There wasn’t much that could be done to save the video game version of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek universe. So maybe he should’ve stuck with the old tried and true: The pinball machine. Stern Pinball has two new limited edition pinball machines for sale, featuring both 2009’s “Star Trek” and 2013’s “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” Anyone who wants to own one of the 800 machines will need to open their checkbook, however, as they are selling for $8,500 each. If he sells all of them, that would mean a cool $6.8 million for Gary Stern, a long-time pinball machine maker whose father was …
 | Jan-9-2014 | 
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