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The extraordinary life of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry

August 19, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Entertainment, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek (Image courtesy startrek.com)

Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek (Image courtesy startrek.com)

Born on this day 19 August in 1921, Gene Roddenberry led a life as colourful and exciting as almost any high-adventure fiction. A decorated B-17 pilot who later flew for Pan American Airways, he possessed a passion for literature and futurology – which laid the foundations for his greatest achievement, the legendary science-fiction series, Star Trek

Born in El Paso, Texas, Roddenberry spent his boyhood in Los Angeles, studied three years to become a policeman and then transferred his academic interest to aeronautical engineering and qualified for a pilot’s license.

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