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Star trek creator : the authorized biography of Gene Roddenberry

Author: David Alexander
Publisher: New York : Roc, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is an authorized biography of American television screenwriter, producer and futurist, Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991). He is best known for creating the original Star Trek television series and thus the Star Trek science fiction franchise. The author, drawing largely from Roddenberry's papers as well as the papers of and interviews with those close to him, he reveals Roddenberry's real-life inspiration for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gene Roddenberry; Gene Roddenberry; Gene Roddenberry
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Alexander
ISBN: 0451454189 9780451454188
OCLC Number: 30363591
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 599 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Majel Barrett Roddenberry --
Foreword / Ray Bradbury --
Author's preface and acknowledgments --
Star Trek creator: the authorized biography of Gene Roddenberry --
Appendix I: a Gene Roddenberry filmography --
Appendix II: Terrance Sweeney's "God and Roddenberry."
Responsibility: David Alexander ; with an introduction by Majel Barrett Roddenberry and a foreword by Ray Bradbury.

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This volume is an authorized biography of American television screenwriter, producer and futurist, Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991). He is best known for creating the original Star Trek television series and thus the Star Trek science fiction franchise. The author, drawing largely from Roddenberry's papers as well as the papers of and interviews with those close to him, he reveals Roddenberry's real-life inspiration for Mr. Spock, how his background influenced the show, and his relationships with the colorful cast of the TV show. He also traces Roddenberry's career in the Army Air Corps in WW II, as a Pan Am pilot and member of the Los Angeles Police Department, the author shows Roddenberry as a brave and adventurous man who proved to be hardworking and tenacious as well.

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