Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek, and Space: 1999
Original Airdates: Feb. 12-14, 2021
TVC 526.1: Part 2 of a conversation with Marc Cushman that began on our last program about These Are the Voyages: Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek in the 1970s, a three-volume history of Star Trek/biography of Gene Roddenberry that covers the ten years spanning the cancellation of the original series in 1969 and the release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979. Volume 2 includes a fascinating account of Roddenberry’s encounter with a group called The Nine, plus a look at the many surprising parallels between Star Trek and Space: 1999—and the great degree to which Isaac Asimov shaped public opinion of the latter.
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