I'm trying to put together a personal guide, going through 1950s and early-60s Science Fiction TV and Movies, I just wanted to ask: What Sci-Fi movies and television shows inspired & influenced Gene Roddenberry to create our beloved Star Trek? There are two threads that touch upon this, and I thought I'd pool that information here. Now, it is common knowledge that The Forbidden Planet was a huge inspiration for Trek, depending on who you ask. I have also heard that Robinson Crusoe On Mars was also a possible inspiration as well. On the TV side of things, I have also heard and read that The Twilight Zone & The Outer Limits played a role, along with other Science-Ficiton anthology/theater shows. You could also add in the Flash Gordon & Buck Rogers serials from the 40s into the mix too. What other motion pictures and programs influenced Trek? *Destination Moon? *War Of The Worlds? *Space Patrol (1950 TV)? *Teenagers From Outer Space?