Star Trek: still no where near reaching the final frontier’s limits

Tuesday, 12 February, 2013

I wonder if Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry had the remotest idea, or even gave the notion the slightest thought, that the now iconic sci-fi show would still be going strong almost 50 years after its inception?

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Star Trek, it’s extraterrestrial life, but not as we’ve ever known it

Friday, 4 February, 2011

Gene Roddenberry, creator the “Star Trek” science fiction TV and film franchise, in his first conceptual outline of the series, explains the prevalence, and therefore variety, of intelligent life through out the universe (PDF), that the crew of the USS Enterprise would regularly go on to encounter:

… if only one in a billion of these stars is a “sun” with a planet … and only one in a billion of these is of earth size and composition … there would still be something near 2,800,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 worlds with a potential of oxygen-carbon life … or (by the most conservative estimates of chemical and organic probability), something like three million worlds with a chance of intelligent life and social evolution similar to our own.

Via Kottke.

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Mr Spock a sex symbol? Is that logical?

Friday, 17 July, 2009

Spock, as seen in the most recent Star Trek movie, looks to have been more faithful to Gene Roddenberry’s original vision of the Vulcan science officer than we may have expected.

Gene Roddenberry, who was behind the cult TV show, said he deliberately gave the half-Vulcan character a “slight look of the devil.” “I thought that might be particularly provocative to women,” he added. It was William Shatner’s character, Captain James T. Kirk, who was considered to be the biggest male sex symbol on the Starship Enterprise. But according to Roddenberry, Spock was designed to be the unlikely pin-up of the show.

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