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Gene Roddenberry (1921–1991)


Gene Roddenberry was born on August 19, 1921 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Eugene Wesley Roddenberry. He was a writer and producer, known for Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He was married to Majel Barrett and Eileen Anita Rexroat. He died on October 24, 1991 in Santa Monica, ... See full bio »

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 2016 Star Trek 3 (characters) (pre-production)
 2015 Star Trek: Renegades (TV Movie) (creator) (post-production)
 2015 Spoof Trek IV: The Parody Home (Short) (characters)
 2004-2013 Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Kitumba (2013) ... (creator "Star Trek")
- The Child (2012) ... (creator "Star Trek")
- Enemy: Starfleet! (2011) ... (creator "Star Trek")
- Blood and Fire: Part Two (2009) ... (creator "Star Trek")
- Blood and Fire: Part One (2008) ... (creator "Star Trek")
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (television series "Star Trek")
 2012 Star Trek: GENESIS (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Slave World (2012) ... (creator)
- Alone (2012) ... (creator)
 2009 Star Trek (television series "Star Trek")
 2007-2009 Star Trek: Odyssey (TV Mini-Series short) (7 episodes)
- The Immortal Loom (2009) ... (creator "Star Trek")
- On the Knees of the Gods (2009) ... (creator "Star Trek")
- Keepers of the Wind (2008) ... (creator "Star Trek")
- Vile Gods (2008) ... (creator "Star Trek")
- The Lotus Eaters (2008) ... (creator "Star Trek")
 2007 Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (Video) (based on Star Trek created by)
 2007 Metrénský incident (Video) (creator "Star Trek")
 2006 Borg War (Video) (creator)
 2000-2005 Andromeda (TV Series) (110 episodes)
- The Heart of the Journey: Part 2 (2005) ... (creator)
- The Heart of the Journey: Part 1 (2005) ... (creator)
- Chaos and the Stillness of It (2005) ... (creator)
- One More Day's Light (2005) ... (creator)
- Quantum Tractate Delirium (2005) ... (creator)
 2001-2005 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series) (based upon "Star Trek" created by - 98 episodes)
- These Are the Voyages... (2005) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
- Terra Prime (2005) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
- Demons (2005) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
- In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 2 (2005) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
- In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 1 (2005) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
 2002 Star Trek: Voyager - The Arcade Game (Video Game) (creator "Star Trek")
 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis (television series Star Trek)
  Earth: Final Conflict (TV Series) (109 episodes, 1997 - 2002) (written by - 1 episode, 1997)
- Final Conflict (2002) ... (creator)
- The Journey (2002) ... (creator)
- Street Wise (2002) ... (creator)
- Subversion (2002) ... (creator)
- Bad Genes (2002) ... (creator)
 2001 Star Trek: Armada II (Video Game) (creator "Star Trek")
 1995-2001 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series) (based upon "Star Trek" created by - 170 episodes)
- Endgame (2001) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
- Renaissance Man (2001) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
- Homestead (2001) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
- Natural Law (2001) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
- Friendship One (2001) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
 2000 Star Trek: Hidden Frontier (TV Series short) (creator)
 1999 Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (Video Game) (creator)
 1999 The Star Trek Encyclopedia (Video Game documentary) (creator "Star Trek")
 1999 Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments (TV Short) (creator "Star Trek")
 1993-1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (based upon "Star Trek" created by - 173 episodes)
- What You Leave Behind (1999) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
- The Dogs of War (1999) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
- Extreme Measures (1999) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
- Tacking Into the Wind (1999) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
- When It Rains... (1999) ... (based upon "Star Trek" created by)
 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection (creator)
 1998 Star Trek the Experience: The Klingon Encounter (Short) (creator "Star Trek")
 1996 Star Trek: Borg (Video Game) (creator "Star Trek: The Next Generation", uncredited)
 1996 Star Trek: First Contact (television series Star Trek)
 1995 William Shatner's Star Trek Memories (Video documentary) (creator "Star Trek")
 1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation - Future's Past (Video Game) (characters)
 1994 Star Trek: Generations (television series Star Trek)
  Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (created by - 176 episodes, 1987 - 1994) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (written by - 1 episode, 1987)
- All Good Things... (1994) ... (creator)
- Preemptive Strike (1994) ... (creator)
- Emergence (1994) ... (creator)
- Bloodlines (1994) ... (creator)
- Firstborn (1994) ... (creator)
 1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation (Video Game) (characters)
 1993 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine': Behind the Scenes (Video documentary) (creator "Star Trek")
 1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (television series "Star Trek")
 1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Video Game) (creator)
 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (television series Star Trek)
  Star Trek (TV Series) (created by - 79 episodes, 1966 - 1969) (story by - 6 episodes, 1966 - 1969) (written by - 5 episodes, 1966 - 1986) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1969)
- The Cage (1986) ... (written by)
- Turnabout Intruder (1969) ... (creator) / (story by)
- All Our Yesterdays (1969) ... (creator)
- The Savage Curtain (1969) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- The Cloud Minders (1969) ... (creator)
 1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (television series Star Trek)
 1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (television series Star Trek)
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (based on Star Trek created by)
 1977 Spectre (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
 1973-1974 Star Trek: The Animated Series (TV Series) (created by - 22 episodes)
- The Counter-Clock Incident (1974) ... (creator)
- How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth (1974) ... (creator)
- Albatross (1974) ... (creator)
- The Practical Joker (1974) ... (creator)
- Bem (1974) ... (creator)
 1974 Planet Earth (TV Movie) (creator) / (story) / (teleplay)
 1974 The Questor Tapes (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1973 Genesis II (TV Movie) (written by)
 1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row (screenplay)
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Girl in Boxcar #3 (1971) ... (story)
 1967 Police Story (TV Movie)
  The Lieutenant (TV Series) (26 episodes, 1963 - 1964) (writer - 1 episode, 1964) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1963) (written by - 1 episode, 1963)
- To Kill a Man (1964) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The War Called Peace (1964) ... (creator)
- Mother Enemy (1964) ... (creator)
- Operation - Actress (1964) ... (creator)
- Man with an Edge (1964) ... (creator)
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Run Away Home (1963) ... (story)
 1957-1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (written by - 24 episodes)
- The Savages (1963) ... (written by)
- Cage at McNaab (1963) ... (written by)
- Trial at Tablerock (1962) ... (written by)
- Marshal of Sweetwater (1962) ... (written by)
- Taylor's Woman (1962) ... (written by)
 1963 The Lawbreakers (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes)
- The Michael Olds Story (1963) ... (adaptation)
 1962 G.E. True (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- V-Victor 5 (1962) ... (teleplay)
 1962 Naked City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rydecker Case (1962) ... (writer)
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Distant Thunder (1962) ... (written by)
 1962 A.P.O. 923 (TV Movie) (creator)
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- To Wear a Badge (1961) ... (story)
  Shannon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1961) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1961)
- The Pickup (1961) ... (writer)
- The Embezzler's Daughter (1961) ... (teleplay)
 1961 Two Faces West (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Lesson (1961) ... (teleplay)
 1961 Whiplash (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Sarong (1961) ... (written by)
- The Actress (1961) ... (written by)
- Dutchman's Reef (1961) ... (written by)
- Episode in Bathurst (1961) ... (written by)
 1960 Wrangler (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Incident at the Bar M (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- 333 Montgomery (1960)
 1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Sundance and the Black Widow (1960) ... (written by)
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Escape (1960) ... (story)
  The Detectives (TV Series) (1 episode, 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1960)
- Blue Fire (1960)
- Karate (1960) ... (writer)
  Jefferson Drum (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1958) (writer - 2 episodes, 1958)
- Stagecoach Episode (1958) ... (written by)
- The Post (1958) ... (written by)
- Madame Faro (1958) ... (writer)
- Law and Order (1958) ... (writer)
 1958 Harbor Command (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Psychiatrist (1958) ... (written by)
  Boots and Saddles (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (writer - 2 episodes, 1957)
- Rescue of the Stranger (1958) ... (written by)
- The Marquis of Donnybrook (1957) ... (writer)
- Prussian Farmers (1957) ... (writer)
- The Gatling Gun (1957) ... (written by)
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- The Perfect Alibi (1957) ... (adaptation)
  West Point (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (writer - 8 episodes, 1956 - 1957)
- Pressure (1957) ... (writer)
- The Drowning of the Gun (1957) ... (writer)
- The Command (1957) ... (writer)
- Jet Flight (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 True Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dream No More (1957)
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- So Short a Season (1957) ... (writer)
  Dr. Christian (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode, 1957) (writer - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Philanthropist (1957) ... (written by)
- Bullet Wound (1957) ... (writer)
 1955-1956 Highway Patrol (TV Series) (screenplay - 5 episodes)
- Oil Lease (1956) ... (screenplay)
- Prospector (1956) ... (screenplay - as Robert Wesley)
- Mental Patient (1956) ... (screenplay - as Robert Wesley)
- Human Bomb (1955) ... (screenplay - as Robert Wesley)
- Reformed Criminal (1955) ... (screenplay - as Robert Wesley)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Secret Weapon of 117 (1956) ... (written by)
  I Led 3 Lives (TV Series) (1 episode, 1956) (writer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Radioactive (1956) ... (as Robert Wesley)
- Discredit Police (1956) ... (writer)
 1954 Mr. District Attorney (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Wife Killer (1954) ... (writer)
- Police Brutality (1954) ... (writer)
- Police Academy (1954) ... (writer)
- Patrol Boat (1954) ... (writer)
- Court Escape (1954) ... (writer)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Wrote the teleplay for an adventure series for CBS set in the South Pacific in World War II called "APO 923". It starred Ralph Taeger, James Stacey and Pat Harrington Jr.. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Robert Wesley

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Time is the fire in which we burn. See more »

Trivia:

While meeting with George Takei about a role on Star Trek (1966), Gene accidentally pronounced George's last name "Ta-kei", which is similar to the word expensive in Japanese "takai". He remembered the pronouncation by rhyming it with "okay". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently used sci-fi stories as metaphors for social issues See more »

Nickname:

The Great Bird of the Galaxy

Star Sign:

Leo

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