How well do you know Gene Roddenberry?

See how well you know the father of Star Trek!

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Gene Roddenberry's name has become synonymous with Star Trek. Along with creating one of the most popular sci-fi franchises of all time, Roddenberry lived an exciting life beyond his most famous series.

But how well do you know the late Gene Roddenberry? Take this quiz below and test your knowledge of the father of Star Trek.

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  1. In 1921, Roddenberry was born in...
  2. Gene Roddenberry was a Police officer for which city's department?
  3. Gene Roddenberry worked as a freelance writer. Which television program did he NOT write for?
  4. Which branch of the United States Military was the focus of the Gene Roddenberry created television show 'The Lieutenant'?
  5. Gene Roddenberry's most famous creation, Star Trek, premiered on the NBC Television Network in which year?
  6. What was the first television show that he ever wrote for?
  7. Gene shares a birthday with which 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' star?
  8. What pen name did Gene Roddenberry use when he first started out as a writer?
  9. What was the first show Roddenberry worked with Leonard Nimoy on?
  10. Gene Roddenberry served in the United States Army Air Corps, flying 89 combat missions during World War II. What type of aircraft did he pilot?

How well do you know Gene Roddenberry?

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MarkSpeck 6 hours ago
9 out of 10. Thought I blew it after missing the first question, but I rebounded well.
Oldielover 22 hours ago
4/10....Considering I don't know squat about him,I'll take the 4 with pride!
TSeym22 24 hours ago
6/10 Guessed on just about every one.
osimj 1 day ago
Well my logic that he wrote for leave it to Beaver since Majel was Lumpys mother in 1 episode backfired on me and added to the other 2 I got wrong 😎.
StrayCat 1 day ago
Roddenberry led a rather colorful or as some would say sordid lifestyle. I wouldn't expect any of these quiz questions to make mention of that. In any event, his creation "Star Trek" with all its sequels, movies, and iterations is proving to outlast Star Wars. And it's still going strong.
LightningEleven 1 day ago
6/10... and too many lucky guesses! Appreciate all of Mr. Roddenberry's work, the guy was a genius!
cabugi 1 day ago
Welp … I don’t know Gene at all 3/10
Sciguy1965 1 day ago
Crap. 7 out of 10. Thought I'd do better
Bret 1 day ago
You got 7 out of 10
Some I knew, some I guessed.
bnichols23 2 days ago
9, which oddly was also the one I missed. #8 was a true "gimme" -- "Any other commander would have simply followed orders and destroyed us, but I knew Bob Wesley."
idkwut2use 3 days ago
Only knew four but nice to learn the rest.
MrsPhilHarris 3 days ago
3/10 I am not familiar with the man except that he said Star Trek is Wagon Train in space.
"to the stars," to be excruciating, but basically you're right. :)
Lol that goes to show I really don’t know him!
Hey, who remembers all the details?? I'm a dry hole when it comes to the Bradys or Waltons.
CaptainDunsel 3 days ago
9/10
I crashed and burned on the last question. (I had no idea which plane he piloted. But I took a flyer on the Mitchell, thinking that might be where he took inspiration for the character of Gary Mitchell. Flamed out!
Hey, an M5's gotta do what an M5's...... -grin-
Props to you for trying to figure it out logically (if you'll forgive the expression LOL), anyway.
Props to Gene Roddenberry. Two of them to be exact!
KJExpress 3 days ago
6/10. I love ST:TOS, but apparently I don't know a whole lot about its creator. 🤔
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