(written from a Production point of view)
Eugene Wesley "Rod" Roddenberry Jr. (born 5 February 1974; age 43) is the only son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and his second wife, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. He has two sisters, Darleen Roddenberry and Dawn Roddenberry, both from Gene Roddenberry's first marriage to Eileen Anita Rexroat. He has a wife, Heidi, and a son named Zale.  Roddenberry is the chief executive officer at Roddenberry Entertainment, a company through which he is producing the newest Star Trek series Star Trek: Discovery.
Interactions with Star Trek Edit
Roddenberry acted as a consultant on, advocate for, and promoter of the fan-made Star Trek: New Voyages series.
The "Trek Fish" variant of the "Jesus Fish" (Ichthys symbol) car bumper ornament was designed by Roddenberry.
Other activities Edit
He wrote an episode of the science fiction series called Earth: Final Conflict, which was a project conceived by Gene Roddenberry in the 1970s and produced by Majel Barrett Roddenberry in Toronto starting in 1997.
Roddenberry has also been involved with a large number of real-world science endeavors including The Ansari X-Prize, NASA, JPL, The Planetary Society, The Roddenberry Dive Team, and the Kennedy Space Center.
- TOS Season 3 DVD-special feature, "Collectable Trek", interviewed on 3 August 2002
- TNG Season 1 Blu-ray-special feature "Energized! Taking The Next Generation to the Next Level", (2012)
- Star Trek: The True Story, 2013