Today in 1985, Gene Roddenberry became the first television writer to be
honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gene, we thank you.
Years after his death, Roddenberry was one of the first humans to have his ashes carried into earth orbit. The Star Trek
franchise created by Roddenberry has produced story material for almost
five decades, resulting in six television series and twelve feature
films; a thirteenth film is scheduled to be released in 2016, Star Trek's fiftieth anniversary. Additionally, the popularity of the Star Trek universe and films has inspired films, books, comic books, video games, and fan films set in the Star Trek universe.