Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but to take a special delight in ideas and differences in life forms. If we cannot learn to enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.
– Gene Roddenberry
(August 19, 1921-October 24, 1991)
Legendary Writer, Producer, World War II Veteran, Creator of The Lieutenant, Star Trek, Earth: Final Conflict and Andromeda