Genius Behind Star Trek
This man is a hero. He created Star Trek. Star Trek is the best. Hence, Gene Roddenberry is the best. He created the canons which govern the Star Trek Universe and all subsequent Star Trek series (the successful ones at least). Without him Star Trek might have never happened.
It is amazing how many different lines of work Gene engaged in before finally penning Star Trek. He was even involved in three separate plane crashes. The last crash made him realize the impermanence and fleeting nature of life. He quit his job and started pursuing his dream of being a writer.
Thank heavens Gene decided to take the road less travelled. Star Trek acted as a mirror, showing us who we were, while also acting as an orb, to show us what we could be. While the true extent of his achievements can only be hypothesized, it is safe to say the world would not be the same without his work.
“For the first time in human history, the Buddha admonished, entreated and appealed to people not to hurt a living being, and it is not necessary to offer prayer, praise or sacrifice to gods.
With all the eloquence at his command the Buddha vehemently proclaimed that gods are also in dire need of salvation themselves.”
— Thomas William Rhys Davids
“The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives”
“It is a child of my own and bids fair to be one of the most important (colonies) and at the same time one of the least expensive and troublesome which we possess. Our object is not territory but trade: a great commercial emporium”
— Sir Stamford Raffles
“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
“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”
— Ibn Battuta