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Eugene Wesley Roddenberry

Data de nascimento: 19. Agosto 1921
Data de falecimento: 24. Outubro 1991

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Eugene Wesley Roddenberry foi um roteirista e produtor de televisão norte-americano. Ele é mais conhecido por criar a série de ficção científica Star Trek.

Roddenberry cresceu em Los Angeles, Califórnia, onde seu pai trabalhava como policial. Ele voou em 89 missões pelas Forças Aéreas durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial, e depois trabalhou como piloto comercial após a guerra. Posteriormente ele seguiu os passos de seu pai, entrando para o Departamento de Polícia de Los Angeles para sustentar sua família. Ao mesmo tempo, ele começou a escrever roteiros para a televisão.

Como roteirista autônomo, Roddenberry escreveu para séries como Highway Patrol e Have Gun – Will Travel antes de criar e produzir seu próprio programa, The Lieutenant. Em 1964, ele criou Star Trek, que estreou dois anos depois e teve três temporadas antes de ser cancelada. Na syndication, a popularidade da série cresceu, e Roddenberry continuou a produzir os filmes da franquia e a série Star Trek: The Next Generation até sua morte em 1991. Ele recebeu uma estrela na Calçada da Fama e entrou nos halls da fama da Academia de Artes & Ciências Televisivas e Science Fiction Museum. Anos depois, Roddenberry se tornou o primeiro ser humano a ser "enterrado" no espaço.

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Citações Eugene Wesley Roddenberry

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„Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow — it's not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans.“

—  Gene Roddenberry
Context: Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow — it's not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans. No, ancient astronauts did not build the pyramids — human beings built them, because they're clever and they work hard. And Star Trek is about those things. Interview (20 September 1988), included in Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5, DVD 7, "Mission Logs: Year Five", "A Tribute to Gene Roddenberry", 0:26:09)

„I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will — and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain.“

—  Gene Roddenberry
Context: I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will — and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain. As quoted in In His Name (2010) by E. Christopher Reyes, p. 39

„A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.“

—  Gene Roddenberry
"The Cage" (Star Trek first pilot), spoken by John Hoyt as "Dr. Philip Boyce" (0:06:18) Cited in: Dubes 52, Surviving Katrina Before and After https://books.google.nl/books?id=wyySAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA35&dq=%22A+man+either+lives+life+as+it+happens+to+him,+meets+it+head-on+and+licks+it,+or+he+turns+his+back+on+it+and+starts+to+wither+away%22&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsleOa8aHLAhUFIQ8KHdVnClIQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=%22A%20man%20either%20lives%20life%20as%20it%20happens%20to%20him%2C%20meets%20it%20head-on%20and%20licks%20it%2C%20or%20he%20turns%20his%20back%20on%20it%20and%20starts%20to%20wither%20away%22&f=false, 2014, p. 35

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„The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them.“

—  Gene Roddenberry
Shown at the end of the episode "Scorched Earth", no. 14 in the 3rd season of Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, first aired on February 7, 2000.

„He was a chiseler who wanted a cut of outside money his cast earned, demanded to be called ‘master,’ and prohibited poor Nimoy from using a company pencil.“

—  Gene Roddenberry
William Shatner, " Shatner: Roddenberry Was A Chiseler http://trekmovie.com/2008/06/02/shatner-roddenberry-was-a-chiseler/" TrekMovie.com, June 2, 2008

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„Time is the fire in which we burn.“

—  Gene Roddenberry
Source: The Delmore Schwartz poem "Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day" http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/calmly-we-walk-through-this-april-s-day/ from Summer Knowledge: New and Selected Poems (1959). The line was quoted in Star Trek: Generations; Schwartz was given credit in the film.

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