Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Anniversary of Ashes Blown Into Space

Happily, not of the volcanic type. On April 21 1997, a capsule carrying Gene Roddenberry's ashes was shot into space on a Pegasus XL rocket. Don't know if this kind of thing will happen again, what with the downsizing of the space program, but it couldn't have happened to a better guy. And apparently he could use this anniversary publicity. I was speaking with a young colleague lately about the original Star Trek.  He thought we were speaking of Next Generation!  Quelle horreur!  We have DVD's of the actual original Star Trek so there's no excuse.  Get to watchin', young-uns. 

Star trek, the original series. Season one  See, it says original series!  And it is not Next Generation.
Star trek, the original series. Season two
Star trek, the original series. Season three
Star trek creator : the authorized biography of Gene Roddenberry

SOURCE: Associated Press

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm getting an image of GR's ashes, riding on Pegasus, coming out of the head of Medusa

Surely there was a Medusa episode in the original Trek?