A Biopic of Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek, Is Coming
Everybody has heard of Star Trek. Whether you consider yourself a dedicated Trekker/ie or just know the Vulcan salute, it’s a franchise that has reached every end of the planet and has inspired more fans and real science than any other. But how many of us know the origins of these intergalactic tales? The late Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, is about to get his own biopic, and it’s about time.
A Gene Roddenberry Biopic Is Coming
Roddenberry is responsible for creating Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969) and served as the show’s executive producer. The series, which starred William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, instantly launched a new way of thinking about entertainment. There has never been a fanbase as dedicated as Trekkies, and it’s all thanks to Roddenberry. Take a look (or a listen) at this conversation between Roddenberry and Shatner below to learn just how dedicated they were to the story.
After The Original Series, Roddenberry made Star Trek: The Animated Series and The Next Generation. His career was full of franchise spin-offs and sequels, and his legacy continues with new adaptations and additions. But what else went on in Roddenberry’s life? Surely, it’s not all about what takes place beyond the stars. That’s why we have a biopic coming.
The biopic is being produced with Rod Roddenberry (Gene’s son) and Trevor Roth, who are already working on Star Trek: Discovery and Picard. Adam Mazer (You Don’t Know Jack) is penning the screenplay. A cast and director have yet to be announced.
We will reportedly learn more about Gene’s life before the creation of Star Trek and the success that he found after. Fans will finally get to learn more about the life-changing mind behind one of our favorite franchises, and this biopic is sure to be one worth seeing.
Readers, are you curious to learn more about Gene Roddenberry in a biopic about his life and career? Drop your thoughts in the comments!
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