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2021 marks the centennial birthday of legendary writer and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry - and interestingly enough - this television icon who passed away over 30 years ago still has an enormous amount to say! Listen now as various celebrities and notables along with hosts Trent Vanegas and Rachel True digest and discuss quotes from Gene Roddenberry.

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#037 Women

#037 Women

2021-06-1718:41

Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "I always felt that in the future world, women would have positions of responsibility. And so the number two in command [on Star Trek] at that time was a female." Read by Jeri Ryan.
#036 The 20th Century

#036 The 20th Century

2021-06-1617:10

Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "We'll consider the 20th century as something that we had to go through. But our people will see it as something they're glad to be rid of." Read by Matt Frewer.
Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "I suspect that what has happened is that much of the Star Trek phenomenon comes from waiting until real flesh and blood heroes appear again. To follow and to emulate these fictional ones serve, for some people, as surrogate images." Read by John De Lancie.
Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "The worst possible thing that can happen to us is for everyone to look, and talk, and act, and think alike." Read by Peyton List.
Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "We live in an age of a new Gutenberg press, which is going to bind us together and change communications beyond what we ever thought possible." Read by Mark Moses.
#032 A Great Optimism

#032 A Great Optimism

2021-06-1216:39

Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "I should say, if I have any overall philosophy, it's a reverence for all living things, and a great optimism about mankind." Read by Joan Chen.
Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "They said if you had a multiracial crew, you wouldn't get in. Well, I said, we can't do the show then cause we will never get to the 23rd century if we're not living together." Read by Tawny Newsome.
Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "If I have any achievement I'm proud of, it's the achievement of being able to sit down and work and work hard." Read by Peter Diamandis.
Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "I wouldn't mind being identified with the things Star Trek has stood for, and identify with the process of using drama to comment on the world when it's done well, it's very important. And I'm glad to be a part of that." Read by Kurtwood Smith.
Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "Star Trek was not about spaceships and plants and alien beings, bizarre civilizations. All those things on Star Trek were fun, entertaining, sometimes thought provoking. But Star Trek, essentially, was about us. About Humanity. Here. Now." Read by Rebecca Romijn.
Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "Anyone can write, but few people can think." Read by Henry Alonso Myers.
Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "If man [humanity] is to survive, he [we] will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men [people] and between cultures. He [We] will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear." Read by David Ajala.
#025 Our Infancy

#025 Our Infancy

2021-06-0515:16

Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "What I really hope to be saying in all of Star Trek is that it is not all over. It has not all been invented or explored. That really, we are a unique species, we humans, but we are in our infancy and, really, our whole future is still ahead of us. I want to say to young-minded people: live, explore!" Read by Nicole De Boer.
#024 In The Future

#024 In The Future

2021-06-0415:32

Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "This is my way of reminding people that in the future if we don't take our essential humanity, if we don't take our sense of humor with us, those futures aren't going to be worth a damn." Read by Ethan Phillips.
#023  I Suspect

#023 I Suspect

2021-06-0315:19

Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "I suspect that many things that have been known through the centuries as the supernatural and many things that we refer to today as the paranormal or supernatural are really not supernormal or supernatural at all. They are abilities that we have not yet learned to use." Read by Santiago Cabrera.
#022 Basic Human Needs

#022 Basic Human Needs

2021-06-0219:25

Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs, that there is a tomorrow - it's not all going to be over in a big flash and a bomb, that the human race is improving, that we have things to be proud of as humans." Read by Michelle Paradise.
Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "Our galaxy alone is so incredibly vast that the most conservative mathematical odds still add up to millions of planets almost identical to our own -- capable of life, even intelligence and strange new civilizations. Alien beings that will range from the fiercely primitive to the incredibly exotic intelligence which will far surpass mankind [humankind]." Read by Fred Tatasciore.
Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "The marvelous thing about Star Trek is that it puts you back in growth and you learn about science." Read by Ethan Peck.
#019 Our Laws

#019 Our Laws

2021-05-3018:04

Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "We stepped [stepping] on a planet where anyone that odes even the slightest thing wrong, such as dropping a candy wrapper, is immediately shot down, doesn't mean they aren't just as law-abiding as we are. Because the truth is, some of our laws are just as arbitrary and foolish. So, it will be a discussion of what is arbitrary, what is foolish, what is law enforcement, what is the purpose of it?" Read by Michelle Hurd.
Talking about the Gene Roddenberry quote "We believe that the often-ridiculed mass audience is sick of this world's petty nationalism and its old ways, and old hatreds, and that people are not only willing but anxious to think beyond those petty beliefs that have kept mankind [humanity] divided." Read by Jonathan Frakes.
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