In honor of National Science Fiction Day, theTUNDRA is saluting Star Trek creator and World War II veteran Gene Roddenberry. After serving in the United States Air Force during WWII and flying nearly one hundred combat missions, Roddenberry became a commercial pilot and freelance television writer. After serving as a staff writer on numerous series, Roddenberry created his own show in 1964 — “Star Trek”. Starring William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy as First Officer and Science Officer Spock, “Star Trek” was instant success upon premiere and only grew in popularity in subsequent seasons, with countess films and spinoff television series.
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