The Gene Roddenberry Quiz
by Staff
You might not know who Gene Roddenberry is, but you almost certainly know his work — he's most famous for creating the television series "Star Trek." Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the original Trekkie.

Where was Gene Roddenberry born?

  • Texas
  • California
  • Syria

For what profession did Roddenberry initially attend college?

  • screenwriter
  • policeman
  • accountant

In what part of the United States military did Roddenberry serve?

  • Army Air Corps
  • Navy
  • Marines

What did Roddenberry do right after the war?

  • stagehand
  • policeman
  • airline pilot

What disaster did Roddenberry survive in 1947?

  • earthquake
  • tornado
  • plane crash

Roddenberry resigned from Pan Am in 1948 and started working as a police officer in what city?

  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • El Paso, Texas

Which was one of the first television shows for which Roddenberry wrote scripts?

  • "Mr. District Attorney"
  • "I Love Lucy"
  • "Dragnet"

What was Roddenberry's pseudonym in his early writing career?

  • Billy McBride
  • Robert Wesley
  • Paul Garrison

Roddenberry wrote 27 episodes for which late 1950s-early 1960s Western?

  • "Gunsmoke"
  • "Bonanza"
  • "Have Gun – Will Travel"

On what show did Roddenberry first work with Leonard Nimoy?

  • "The West Point Story"
  • "The Lieutenant"
  • "Star Trek"

What company did Roddenberry get to produce "Star Trek" in 1964?

  • MGM
  • Desilu Productions
  • 20th Century Fox

What network did Roddenberry get to pick up "Star Trek" in 1966?

  • CBS
  • NBC
  • ABC

Roddenberry became romantically involved with his eventual second wife during the filming of "Star Trek." Who was she?

  • Majel Barrett
  • Nichelle Nichols
  • Grace Lee Whitney

What science fiction writer did Roddenberry consult during the first season of "Star Trek"?

  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Isaac Asimov

NBC dropped Roddenberry's "Star Trek" after how many seasons?

  • three
  • six
  • nine

For what movie did Roddenberry get his first film credits?

  • "A Clockwork Orange"
  • "Pretty Maids All in a Row"
  • "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

Which 1973 television film marked Roddenberry's return to science fiction after "Star Trek"?

  • "Genesis II"
  • "Alias Smith and Jones"
  • "Andromeda"

Which was the highest grossing "Star Trek" film in which Roddenberry was involved?

  • "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"
  • "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"
  • "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"

Roddenberry's 1987 reboot of the "Star Trek" television franchise is called …

  • "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
  • "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
  • "Star Trek: Voyager"

What was the last "Star Trek" film in which Roddenberry was involved?

  • "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"
  • "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"
  • "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"

How many children did Roddenberry have?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Which group recognized Roddenberry with the Brotherhood Award in 1967?

  • American Jewish Committee
  • National Congress of American Indians

Which television series, produced after Roddenberry's death, was based on notes he had made?

  • "Andromeda"
  • "Battlestar Galactica "
  • "Stargate SG-1"

How many Emmys did Roddenberry win for the original "Star Trek" series?

  • zero
  • one
  • two

Roddenberry was the first television writer to receive what?

  • a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • an Oscar
  • the Presidential Medal of Freedom

What space feature bears Roddenberry's name?

  • a black hole
  • Saturn's moon
  • a Martian crater

How did Roddenberry die on Oct. 24, 1991?

  • cardiac arrest
  • cancer
  • car accident

What was done with some of Roddenberry's ashes after his death?

  • spread on the set of the 1994 "Star Trek Generations" film
  • flown into space
  • mixed into a mold for a Klingon mask

What government agency posthumously awarded Roddenberry the Distinguished Public Service Medal?

  • National Science Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • NASA

What was Roddenberry's vision for the future?

  • a planet decimated by global warming
  • a society free of prejudice, poverty and greed
  • an era of constant warfare