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Roddenberry (Gene) Star Trek television series collection
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Gene Roddenberry Star trek television series collection
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC.0062
    Physical Description: 18.0 Linear Feet (36 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1969
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gene Roddenberry papers (Collection PASC 62). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
    Processed by UCLA Library Special Collections staff. Updated by Kelly Besser, 2021.
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    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9942336793606533 


    "Star Trek" debuted in 1966 and ran to 79 episodes; it started with low ratings, but the support of its audience and science fiction writers prevented its cancellation; the show was launched by Gene Roddenberry with a format similar to that of Wagon train, a weekly television program about pioneers traveling westward; over time Roddenberry and "Star Trek" acquired a following of loyal fans, known as "Trekkies"; "Star Trek" reruns in the late 1970s prompted the continued popularity of the series; Paramount pictures produced several "Star Trek" movies starring the original television series cast; Roddenberry created and became executive producer for another television series called "Star Trek : The Next Generation," which was set seventy-eight years after the final "Star Trek" episode.
    Eugene Wesley Roddenberry was born in El Paso, TX, Aug. 19, 1921; AA, Los Angeles City College, 1941; attended Univ. of CA, LA, Univ. of Miami, and Columbia Univ.; second lieutenant, US Army Air Forces, 1941-45; Pan American Airways, pilot, 1945-49; LA Police Dept., LA, CA 1949-53; started his career as television and motion picture creator, producer, and writer in 1953; president of Norway Production, Inc, (1962-); member of various professional organizations including the Writers Guild of America, West and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; in addition to his television credits, he was involved with several "Star Trek" motion pictures; published "Star Trek : The Motion Picture" (1979), The making of "Star Trek : The Motion Picture" (1980), and "Star Trek : The First Twenty-Five Years" (1991); the recipient of numerous awards; died in LA, CA, Oct. 24, 1991.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of material related to the television program, Star trek. Includes story outlines, treatments and various drafts of scripts, shooting schedules, cast lists, title sheets, photographic lists, budget reports, and memoranda.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Produced episodes
    2. Correspondence/general files
    3. Unproduced materials

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Television producers and directors -- Archives.
    Television writers -- Archives.
    Roddenberry, Gene--Archives.