Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, is the guardian of the Roddenberry legacy and champions its timeless and universal ideals to new generations through creative and inspiring science fiction productions, merchandise, publishing, adventures and philanthropy.
As the son of legendary science fiction producer Gene Roddenberry, whose Star Trek series changed the face of television and continues to inspire today, Roddenberry has followed in his father’s footsteps to be a catalyst in the creation of a world where humanity works together for the greater good.
In 2006, Roddenberry became chief executive officer of Roddenberry Entertainment, a science fiction leader with a tradition of groundbreaking entertainment. Roddenberry Entertainment builds on the best of Gene Roddenberry’s work and continues to pioneer the development of a multimedia portfolio of smart and provocative science fiction that incorporates graphic novels, comics, television and film projects, including the critically acclaimed Trek Nation, which debuted in 2011.
Trek Nation is the documentation of Roddenberry’s 10-year journey to explore his father’s life. The undertaking inspired him to fully embrace the vision Gene had for the world and invest himself in its future. One expression of this was the founding of The Roddenberry Foundation in 2010. The Roddenberry Foundation funds paradigm-changing solutions to critical global issues in science and technology, the environment, education and humanitarian advances.
Having originally aimed for the stars, the Roddenberry legacy lives on in Roddenberry Adventures. In the spirit of Star Trek, which sought to explore the human condition, Roddenberry founded Adventures with the goal of promoting exploration through unique, perspective-shifting experiences. He leads the adventure-based team in its exploration of strange, new worlds, revealing the beauty and diversity that surrounds us and unites all species on Earth.