Happy 88th birthday, Gene Roddenberry!
On this day in 1921 the Great Bird Of The Galaxy, Eugene Wesley Roddenberry, was born in El Paso, Texas. Gene was known as a writer for Dragnet, Naked City, Have Gun, Will Travel, The Lieutenant, The Questor Tapes, Genesis II, Planet Earth, and Strange New World.
Oh, all right, Star Trek, Earth: Final Conflict, and Andromeda. And even a few comics series– don’t tell me you don’t remember Gene Roddenberry’s Lost Universe from Tekno Comics?
He died in 1991 and his ashes are in orbit now, so when we say the Great Bird Of The Galaxy watches over us, we aren’t kidding. Thanks again for letting us all play in your world.
I remember Andromeda only because Kevin Sorbo belonged in space.A fantastic writer to be sure, that left a mark on science fiction, progressive writing and a true icon of all geek and nerdom.Happy Birthday Gene.
Happy birthday Gene!