Star Trek

Jonathan Frakes at the Galileo 7.9 Convention in Germany in 2005

Jonathan Scott Frakes was born on August 19, 1952 Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He’s particularly famous for playing William Riker in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” but also in some movies and occasionally in the other TV shows of the saga. He’s also a director, sometimes a producer and lately he’s teaching directing.

Gene Roddenberry in 1976

Eugene Wesley “Gene” Roddenberry was born on August 19, 1921 in El Paso, Texas. He’s most famous as the creator of Star Trek, where there’s an optimistic future in which humans seek to realize their dreams and inner aspirations rather than greedy ambitions.

James Benjamin Blish was born on May 23, 1921 in East Orange, New Jersey, USA. In 1968 he moved to Oxford, England, where he worked until his death in 1975 from lung cancer. He’s famous for writing the Cities in Flight saga, the novel “A Case of Conscience” and many other space travel and colonization stories. He also wrote many Star Trek novels and anthologies.

Leonard Nimoy in 2010

Leonard Simon Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA from a Orthodox Jewish family immigrated from Ukraine. He’s most famous for his role as the Vulcan Spock in the Star Trek saga. He played that character since its original pilot episode, which was rejected.

William Shatner in 2005

William Alan Shatner was born on March 22, 1931 in Côte Saint-Luc, near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He’s most famous for playin Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek saga but lately he had great success in playing the lawyer Denny Crane.