RIP Gene Roddenberry (1921 - 1991)

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Mario de Monti, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Mario de Monti

    Mario de Monti Captain Captain

    Jun 10, 2013
    Heidelberg, Germany
    Twenty-two years ago today, Gene Roddenberry passed away. I just want to say "thank you" for his vision, his passion and his tenacity that created Star Trek and brought it to life - and that we can still relate to, enjoy and relish almost 50 years later.

    HereĀ“s to the Great Bird of the Galaxy ...

  2. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 20, 2007
    inside teacake
    Dear Gene,

    I sure have wasted untold hours, nee years of my life with your product and byproducts. Thanks bunches!

    love, teacake
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2013
  3. Green Shirt

    Green Shirt Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 1, 2005
    Roddenberry, Irwin Allen and my mother all died during an 8 day span in late Oct, early Nov 1991. Not a good week. :thumbdown:
  4. Robert Comsol

    Robert Comsol Commodore Commodore

    Sep 10, 2012
    USS Berlin
    Well said, Mario, let us all try hard to contribute to Gene Roddenberry's vision of a better future for all of mankind. Our grandchildren will be grateful.

  5. Captain Jed R.

    Captain Jed R. Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 28, 2008
    Lala Land.
    Indeed, RIP Mr Roddenberry. It's an excellent universe you created, even at it's worst.

    Ironically, he died a few weeks before my birth. Curious the sort of oddities there are, he created a fictional world I've invested so much time in over the years and died the year I was born. :shrug:
  6. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Kingston, ON Canada
    This is an extraordinarily true epitaph that I wholeheartedly agree with because it applies to me, too. It could not have been said any better and I am sure that Gene Roddenberry could not have wished for anything more.
  7. Trek Survivor

    Trek Survivor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 12, 2009

    Thank you for the wonderful franchise that is Star Trek. You had your flaws, like any man, but you created in Trek something unique and special, and has been added to and enjoyed by many others over the years.

    As legacies go, that's pretty great.
  8. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    I don't think Gene was close to the best of humanity but I've definitely wasted at least a couple thousand hours in his sandbox.

    Growing up it offered an escape from what was a very difficult life. For that alone, I owe much to Mr. Roddenberry. :techman:
  9. siskokid888

    siskokid888 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 9, 2006
    Either Quark's, or a bar on St. Mark's Place
    Absolutely. Whatever you think of him, we sure have had a hell of a lot of fun in the universe he created. May the Great Bird continue to fly!

    P.S. Love that sig, BillJ! :techman:
  10. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Most of the credit goes to another poster here, SeerSGB. He made a general statement that was pretty close to my signature during a conversation in The Neutral Zone. I just kinda cleaned it up. :techman:
  11. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Caped Trek Mod Admiral

    Feb 11, 2002
    Transporter buffer
    Gene - thanks for letting us play with your cool toys.
  12. TheGoodStuff

    TheGoodStuff Captain Captain

    Sep 9, 2013
    Thanks Gene,

    for creating a wonderful universe in which ethical, moral and philosophical stories could be played out within such a wonderfully engaging premise.

    The message of what we were, what we are and what we could be is timeless and full of meaning. I also wholeheartedly agree with his sentiment towards religion.

  13. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lost in the EU expanse with a nice cup of tea

    All I can add is: at least many of those hours are fun, more than are bad.
  14. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    Same here. And who really cares if he was "the best of humanity" or not? Just because a writer presents certain ideas, that doesn't mean he (or she, whatever) has to necessarily live up to them.
  15. Nero's Shadow

    Nero's Shadow Captain Captain

    Mar 22, 2009
    Into Darkness !!!
    A human being who's passion for the human condition and vision of the future was just outstanding !! Thank you Gene Roddenberry for giving us a positive view of the future and boldly taking us to the final frontier. RIP Gene !!! A true visionary !!!
  16. Phanton

    Phanton Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Oct 17, 2013
    Gene was a genuine genius forever famous as the true star of Trek.

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    The Trek BBS often comes across as a general GR bashing board IMHO, so this is a welcome thread. GR was a genuine visionary, and wrote some truly magnificent material.

    I can only thank him for a creation that has become a passion, and continues to give me immense pleasure - as it has for the majority of my life.
  18. Mario de Monti

    Mario de Monti Captain Captain

    Jun 10, 2013
    Heidelberg, Germany
    Both of this is SO true for me as well !!