GENE RODDENBERRY's Son Joins CBS's STAR TREK TV series

Still from "Star Trek"
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CBS's upcoming Star Trek television series has added two new members to its crew: Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, son of the franchise's creator Gene Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth. Roddenberry and Roth are the President and COO, respectively, of Roddenberry Entertainment, and join this small screen revival as executive producers alongside Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and showrunner Bryan Fuller.

“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love Star Trek to enjoy,” said Fuller. “And it is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new Trek adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.”

Roddenberry promised that he would help the CBS show "uphold the tenents of Star Trek's legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform."

“Moral dilemmas, human issues, complex characters and a genuine sense of optimism: These are the cornerstones of Star Trek and are what have made it such an influential and beloved franchise for the last 50 years,” said Roddenberry. “While I will always be humbled by its legacy and the legions of fans who are its guardians, it’s a genuine honor to be joining a team of imaginative and incredibly capable individuals whose endeavor it is to uphold the tenets of Star Trek’s legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform.”

The Star Trek revival is scheduled to debut in early 2017 on CBS before transitioning to it's CBS All Access digital service.

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