Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 - October 24, 1991) was the creator of Star Trek universe, and an executive producer on Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and Star Trek: The Next Generation, until his death in 1991.
Roddenberry was visited in 1964 by time-traveller J. R. Rasmussen, who offered ideas for a new television show, an idea he'd already been mulling over-after finding the unpublished story "Far Beyond The Stars." (Amalgamation of DS9 novelization Far Beyond the Stars and SNW short story: "Research")
- Roddenberry's name is never actually used in either of these two stories, but his identity is clear in context.
- In addition, Roddenberry's name has also appeared on numerous Okudagrams and starship dedication plaques. His face is also used as that of Captain Robert April in the Star Trek Encyclopedia