Background information Edit
Commodore Hornblower, (or The Commodore, as it is known in Great Britain) was written by C.S. Forester. The novel recounted the adventures of Royal Navy Captain Horatio Hornblower in the Baltic Rim during the latter-portion of the Napoleonic Wars. Hornblower, of course, was the basis of the protagonist of Gene Roddenberry's initial proposal for Star Trek.