29 Insightful Quotes By Gene Roddenberry, The Man Behind The Sci-Fi Juggernaut
Eugene Wesley Roddenberry, popularly known as Gene Roddenberry, was an American television screenwriter and a producer, who is renowned for having created the iconic television series ‘Star Trek’. Roddenberry’s career was a truly chequered one before he started writing scripts. He had initially been a fighter pilot with the ‘American Air Force’ during the ‘Second World War’ and then worked as a commercial pilot before taking up a job with the ‘Los Angeles Police Department’. It was during his time at the LAPD that he first started working on his scripts and some of his early works include the scripts for the shows ‘Have Gun-Will Travel’ and ‘Highway Patrol’. However, Roddenberry hit it big time when he created and produced the show ‘The Lieutenant’. His greatest creation though remains to be ‘Star Trek’, which he wrote in 1964. Roddenberry was also the producer and consultant of the ‘Star Trek Movies’ that followed and his legacy as one of the most influential producers and screenwriters was been cemented. Throughout his life, he expressed his thoughts and views on the craft of screenwriting and the ‘Star Trek’ franchise among other things on a number of occasions. Following are the famous quotes and thoughts by Gene Roddenberry that will give you a glimpse of his creative side.