Collection consists of material related to the television program, Star trek. Includes
story outlines, treatments and various drafts of scripts, shooting schedules, cast lists,
title sheets, photographic lists, budget reports, and memoranda.
"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"
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of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
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