Gene Roddenberry explains the new Star Trek TV show.
Star Trek -- TV's Newest -- Part I By GENE RODDENBERRY, Producer (Through the summer TV WEEK will feature a series oj guest columnists, often producers of the fall's new TV series discussing their programs. Today's guest columnist is Gene Roddenherry, a producer with many a successful program behind him. Star Trek, his new one, strikes TV WEEK as a in Space for adults. Here is Part I of Mr. Roddcnherry's column.) Take a vessel, the UNITED SPACESHIP ENTERPRISE, larger than any naval vessel known, crossing our galaxy at a velocity surpassing the speed of light. So huge, in fact, the "miniature" photographic model is over fourteen feel long. Fourteen decks, a crew of over four hundred thirty persons. A whole city afloat in space! What is out there in space? For one if we can believe our scientists today, a universe so vast it contains millions of similar to our own. And, again if we believe our scientists, life forms and civilizations ranging from the primitive to intelligence far surpassing our own. Unless science and mathematics and laws of probability are all wrong, infinite space must with as much life and adventure as our ocean and land masses here on Earth.