The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 25, 1991 · Page 9
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 9

Cincinnati, Ohio
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Friday, October 25, 1991
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Friday, October 25, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER NationA-9 Creator of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry, dies at 70 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Star Trek was reincarnated as a new syndicated series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, which debuted in 1987. Roddenberry is survived by his wife, Majel Barrett, who played nurse Christine Chapel in the series, his son, Rod, and daughters Darlene and Dawn. Nimoy said Roddenberry "had an extraordinary vision about mankind and the potential of mankind's future." Paramount Pictures chairman Brandon Tartikoff, whose studio made both series and all the feature films, said Roddenberry's creations were legendary. "Few ideas in the annals of motion picture and television history have inspired more passion and allegiance on the part of the audience than has Star Trek," Tartikoff said. "Twenty-five years ago, Gene Roddenberry imagined an optimistic future for us all, and his vision will live on well into that future," he said. The original series debuted on NBC on Sept. 8, 1966, proclaiming the most famous five-year mission of all time: "To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before." The mission was canceled in 1969. Its highest ratings ranking was 52nd, achieved during the first season. and a cultural phenomenon of conventions, books, clothing and lunch boxes. The original series featured the starship Enterprise and its crew, in- LOS ANGELES Gene Roddenberry, the former airline pilot who created the beloved Star Trek science-fiction television series, died Thursday. He was 70. Roddenberry died at Santa Monica Medical Center shortly after suffering a heart attack at his doctor's office across the street, said hospital spokesman Ted Braun. Star Trek, which ran in the late 1960s, gained real fame in reruns of its 79 episodes. It led to six feature films, a new series with different interstellar characters OVER 250 PIANOS IN STOCK! 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