Gene Roddenberry

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22 Quotations from Gene Roddenberry

alien adj. 1964 G. Roddenberry Let. to F. Bachelin 10 Dec. in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. vii. 110 It should be seen from the outside of the fortress and used again on the inside of the fortress to give ‘alien’ unity to the whole set.
beam v. 1964 G. Roddenberry Cage 29 June in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. iv. 48 The landing party is beamed to materialize on arid, rocky Sirius IV.
beam v. 1964 G. Roddenberry Cage 29 June in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. iv. 48 Robert April selects a recon party…and they step into the transporter chamber. We get our first look at this procedure, too, as it beams them to materialize on the planet surface far below.
class M planet n. ?a1965 G. Roddenberry Original outline for ‘Star Trek’ in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘˜Star Trek’ (1968) i. i. 24 You will confine your landings and contacts to Class ‘M’ planets, approximating Earth-Mars conditions.
communicator n. 1964 G. Roddenberry Cage 29 June in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. iv. 60 Aboard the Enterprise, all controls on the transporter have gone dead. Their scanners, communicators, all contact with the planet has been lost.
cruiser n. ?a1965 G. Roddenberry Original outline for ‘Star Trek’ in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. i. 24 The lead role is Captain Robert T. April, mid-thirties, an unusually strong and colorful personality, the commander of the cruiser.
earthlike adj. 1964 G. Roddenberry Letter to F. Bachelin 10 Dec. in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. vii. 110 The eagles over the courtyard arch are much too earthlike. We should remember this and find new heads to put on them.
hyperdrive n. 1964 G. Roddenberry Cage 29 June in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. iv. 65 A shot of a space vessel picking up speed into hyperdrive.
Klingon n. 1968 G. Roddenberry in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ i. vii. 116 A Klingon warship is attacking us with photon bolts, and there are near misses going on all around us…explosions.
laser gun n. 1964 G. Roddenberry Cage 29 June in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. iv. 63 He slowly draws his Laser gun, adjusts the setting on it.
laser gun n. 1965 G. Roddenberry Memo 3 May in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. 130 A couple which come to mind are an improvement in the Laser gun…plus carpeting or some other ways of reducing footstep sounds.
light-year n. ?a1965 G. Roddenberry Original outline for ‘Star Trek’ in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. i. 24 Drive—space-warp [.] Range—18 years at light-year velocity [.] Registry—Earth, United Spaceship.
materialize v. 1964 G. Roddenberry in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) 48 We get our first look at this procedure, too, as it beams them to materialize on the planet surface far below.
phaser n. 1966 G. Roddenberry Memo 26 Apr. in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) iii. i. 272 Reference the mating of various components of the phaser weapons…when the hand phaser is mated to the pistol, they should appear as one weapon.
scanner n. 1964 G. Roddenberry The Cage 29 June in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’™ (1968) i. iv. 60 Aboard the Enterprise, all controls on the transporter have gone dead. Their scanners, communicators, all contact with the planet has been lost.
shield n. 1964 G. Roddenberry Private notes in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. vi. 86 Some kind of ‘meteoroid shield’ or ‘meteoroid force field deflector’ will be necessary in true spaceships.
spaceship n. ?a1965 G. Roddenberry Original outline for ‘Star Trek’ in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. i. 25 April and his crew, unlike our limited astronauts of today, are in charge of their own destiny, must find their own answers to the jeopardies they meet on far-off worlds. The perfected spaceship concept allows us to move efficiently from story to story, freeing the audience from tiresome details of technology and hardware. Our aim is drama and adventure.
space warp n. ?a1965 G. Roddenberry Original outline for ‘Star Trek’ in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. i. 24 Drive—space-warp [.] Range—18 years at light-year velocity [.] Registry—Earth, United Spaceship.
thruster n. 1979 G. Roddenberry Star Trek: The Motion Picture vi. 51 Montgomery Scott, with some unexpected flair for drama, had maneuvered to keep the starship from Kirk’s sight until the last possible moment. Then, he had used the lateral thruster to nudge their travel pod into a sweeping turn, bringing Enterprise into glorious full view.
tractor beam n. ?1965 G. Roddenberry Scene grouping from second pilot in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. viii. 154 Bridge to Briefing Lounge. Object is now within tractor beam range.
transporter n. 1964 G. Roddenberry Cage (TV story outline) in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. iv. 48 The transporter…beams them to materialize on the planet surface far below.
warp speed n. 1979 G. Roddenberry Star Trek: Motion Picture–Novel 101 ‘Engineer,’ Kirk persisted, ‘we need warp speed now!’