Kidz Rock! Inc. would like to wish a very happy birthday to Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991), an American television screenwriter, producer and futurist, best known for creating the American science fiction series Star Trek.
In 1964, Roddenberry created Star Trek, which premiered in 1966 and ran for three seasons before being canceled. Syndication of Star Trek led to increasing popularity, and Roddenberry continued to create, produce, and consult on Star Trek films and the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation until his death. Roddenberry received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Hall of Fame. Years after his death, Roddenberry was one of the first humans to have his ashes”buried” in outer space.
The fictional Star Trek universe Roddenberry created has spanned over four decades, producing six television series, 725 episodes and eleven films, with a twelfth film currently in post-production and scheduled for a May 2013 release. Additionally, the popularity of the Star Trek universe and films inspired the gentle parody/homage film Galaxy Quest (1999), as well as many books, video games and fan films set in the various “eras” of the Star Trek universe.
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Kids who study music:
- Learn discipline, how to set goals, and how to work towards attaining those goals
- Are less likely to do drugs and get into trouble
- Are more likely to go to college and get good jobs once they have completed their studies
Taking part in music:
- Helps kids succeed in school, society, and everyday life
- Helps kids study better, communicate better, and even think better
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Disclaimer: Billy is a fictional character that represents the situation that is being addressed by Kidz Rock! Inc. through our Extracurricular Activities Rock! Program.