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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. [1] 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 executive producer and narrator of Trek Nation, a Star Trek documentary released in late 2011. [2]

He discussed his father Gene during an appearance in The Captains of The Final Frontier, a 2010 Star Trek documentary made for American television.

Roddenberry acted as a consultant on, advocate for, and promoter of the fan-made Star Trek: New Voyages series.

He worked as an uncredited Art Department production assistant on either Star Trek: The Next Generation or Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for at least a year in the mid-1990s. [3](X)

The "Trek Fish" variant of the "Jesus Fish" (Ichthys symbol) car bumper ornament was designed by Roddenberry.

Roddenberry was interviewed and introduced the Gene Roddenberry: Up Close And Personal video documentary release from 2006.

On 3 March 2016, it was announced that he would be one of the co-executive producers of Star Trek: Discovery. [4]

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.

Interviews Edit

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