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Finding Aid for the Robert H. Justman Collection of Star Trek Television Series Scripts, 1966-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert H. Justman Collection of Star Trek Television Series Scripts,
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1968
    Collection number: 89
    Origination: Justman, Robert H.
    Extent: 8 boxes (3.4 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Shelf location: Held at SRLF. Please contact the Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Robert H. Justman Collection of Star Trek Television Series Scripts (Collection 89). Performing Arts Special Collections, University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.


    "Star Trek" debuted in 1966 and ran to 79 episodes; it started with low ratings, but the support of its audience and science fiction writers prevented its cancellation; the show was launched by Gene Roddenberry with a format similar to that of "Wagon Train," a weekly television program about pioneers traveling westward; over time Roddenberry and "Star Trek" acquired a following of loyal fans, known as "Trekkies"; "Star Trek" reruns in the late 1970s prompted the continued popularity of the series; Paramount Pictures produced several "Star Trek" movies starring the original television series cast; Roddenberry created and became executive producer for another television series called "Star Trek : The Next Generation," which was set seventy-eight years after the final "Star Trek" episode.
    Justman was born in 1926; attended UC Los Angeles (1946-48); began his career in 1950 on independent films and became an asst. director in 1953; affiliated with Herb Solow and Gene Roddenberry and was hired as the asst. director on "The Cage," the first "Star Trek" pilot (1964); was assoc. producer for the series and co-producer for "Star Trek"'s final season; worked with Roddenberry to help create and produce "Star Trek : the Next Generation" (1986).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of original "Star Trek" scripts. Scripts include production materials such as shooting schedules, cast lists, title sheets, special photographic effects lists, and credits. Most of the scripts have Justman's name or initials on the front cover and minor annotations or lines in the text.

    Access Points

    Justman, Robert H. --Archives.
    Television producers and directors --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.
    Scripts (documents).