Posts Tagged ‘star trek’

Roddenberry’s In Space…

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009


Gene Roddenberry, wife to spend eternity in space


Majel Barrett and Gene Roddenberry


The Associated Press
January 27, 2009


LOS ANGELES — The creator of “Star Trek” and his wife will spend eternity together in space. Celestis Inc., a company that specializes in “memorial spaceflights,” said Monday that it will ship the remains of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry into space next year.


The couple’s cremated remains will be sealed into specially made capsules designed to withstand the rigors of space travel. A rocket-launched spacecraft will carry the capsules, along with digitized tributes from fans. The Roddenberrys’ remains _ and the spacecraft _ will travel ever deeper into space and will not return to earth, company spokeswoman Susan Schonfeld said.


After Gene Roddenberry died in 1991, his wife commissioned Celestis to launch a part of his remains into space in 1997. She died Dec. 18, 2008.



George Takei Marries…

Monday, September 15th, 2008


George Takei marries longtime partner



Star Trek stars Nichelle Nicols, left, and Walter Koenig, right, pose with Brad Altman, second from left, and George Takei at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Los Angeles on Sunday. Takei and Altman were married at the center. (Mario G. Reyes / AP)


‘Star Trek’ star, Brad Altman wed in multi-cultural ceremony


The Associated Press
Mon., Sept. 15, 2008

LOS ANGELESGeorge Takei and his longtime partner, Brad Altman, have agreed to live long and prosper together.


Takei, 71, and Altman, 54, were married Sunday in a multicultural ceremony at the Japanese American National Museum that featured a Buddhist priest, Native American wedding bands, a Japanese Koto harp and a bagpipe procession.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)