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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
By United Press International
'Vulcan' wins Pluto moon name vote

'Vulcan' wins Pluto moon name vote

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- In a voting campaign to pick names for two of Pluto's smallest moons one clear winner is "Vulcan," proposed by U.S. actor William Shatner of "Star Trek" fame.

CBS mulls 'Have Gun, Will Travel' remake

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- CBS is mulling a revival of the U.S. Western TV series "Have Gun, Will Travel," which debuted on the network 55 years ago, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.
By United Press International
Meyer regrets Roddenberry relationship

Meyer regrets Roddenberry relationship

HOLLYWOOD, June 11 (UPI) -- Director Nicholas Meyer said he regretted run-ins with "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry over the snarky tone of "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country."
Roddenberrys' ashes headed to space

Roddenberrys' ashes headed to space

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The ashes of late "Star Trek" luminaries Majel Barrett Roddenberry and Gene Roddenberry are to be launched into space in 2012, the BBC says.
LA funeral held for Majel Roddenberry

LA funeral held for Majel Roddenberry

HOLLYWOOD , Jan. 5 (UPI) -- About 300 people, some in "Star Trek" costumes, attended the Los Angeles funeral of Majel Barrett Roddenberry on Sunday, E! News reported.

Noted 'Trek' fan Winston dead at 77

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Joan Winston, who earned fame among "Star Trek" fans by organizing conventions dedicated to the U.S. TV series, has died at the age of 77, her cousin says.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008.
By United Press International

Skywalker’s lightsaber destined for space

HOUSTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The space shuttle Discovery will carry young Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber into space to mark the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster “Star Wars” movie series.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2006 with 134 to follow.
By United Press International

'Scotty' remains perpetually in space

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- James Doohan, the actor who played Scotty in "Star Trek," is one of 118 people whose remains will be launched into space by Celestis, a Connecticut company.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2005 with 134 to follow.
By United Press International
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Gene Roddenberry
LVP99090801 - 08 SEPTEMBER 1999 - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA: Mrs. Gene Roddenberry, wife of the late Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, unveils the new Star Trek stamp, September 8, at Star Trek The Experience, in the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada. jr/bj/Brian Jones UPI
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Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American television screenwriter, producer and futurist, best known for creating the American science fiction series Star Trek. Born in El Paso, Texas, Roddenberry grew up in Los Angeles, California where his father worked as a police officer. Roddenberry flew 89 combat missions in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, and worked as a commercial pilot after the war. He later followed in his father's footsteps, joining the Los Angeles Police Department to provide for his family, but began focusing on writing scripts for television.

As a freelance writer, Roddenberry wrote scripts for Highway Patrol, Have Gun, Will Travel and other series, before creating and producing his own television program, The Lieutenant. In 1964, Roddenberry created Star Trek, and it premiered in 1966, running for three seasons before cancellation. Syndication of Star Trek led to increasing popularity, and Roddenberry continued to create, produce, and consult on Star Trek films and the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation until his death. Roddenberry received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame. Years after his death, Roddenberry was one of the first humans to have his ashes "buried" in outer space.

The fictional Star Trek universe Roddenberry created has spanned over four decades, producing six television series, 715 episodes and eleven films, with a twelfth film currently in development and scheduled for a 2012 release.

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