Regarding the future of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry had this to say in
Several years later, at a Star Trek convention in Los Angeles, about
a year before his death, Gene Roddenberry spoke to the gathered fans
about the future of Star Trek. He had seen his creation span generations
of viewers, he had heard the fans of both The Original Series and
the new debate the pros and cons of both, and though there had been
no formal talks of a third series at this time, he spoke of how he perceives
Star Trek's future, after he was gone.
With a charm and sincerity that clearly came from a person who was
used to studying human behavior from the perspective of one who looked
into the future, Roddenberry said that he expected -- indeed, he hoped
-- that in the years to come, new generations of fans would look at
the new forms of Star Trek beeing produced and say, "This is real
Star Trek. Those other people back there at the beginning, they didn't
do it half as well."
(from The Making of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, p. 49)
After Roddenberry death there was a new team lead by Rick Berman and
Brendan Bragan. And perhaps it is only a coincidence?! But the new series
changed the Star Trek universe little by little. And at least, everything
from Roddenberrys StarTrek (see the Original
Timeline) is now changed.
When the show was over, I called Dorothy at home. "What happened?"
I asked her. "I thought you said Gene loved
"He did," she said.
"But he changed it. He changed every word."
"That doesn't mean he didn't love it," said Dorothy. "But
Star Trek is his universe, and he wants it exactly his way."
Larry Brody 10.6.1996, http://www.tvwriter.com/startrek4.html
Roddenberry had a clear idea what is StarTrek and what is not. He did
not invent the full universe.
Gene rewrote virtually every Star Trek script for the first
two seasons, often working around the clock, days at a time, to produce
scripts that conformed to his view of what Star Trek was and
could be. It was not unusual for Gene to be walking out of the studio
in the morning as the actors were arriving.
As Gene used to say, "It isnít Star Trek until I
say itís Star Trek." This ability to synthesize and improve
input from others, adding his own special insights and touches, is best
illustrated in the famous opening that set the tone for the series.
At first i wondered about the different Trek universes.
Now i am for sure, that someone wants to make Star
Trek to his Star Trek. It is not longer Roddenberry
and his team who made the well known universe with Klingons, Romulans
and Vulcans. Their original work has been rewritten and is now something
else. Here I named it Paramount-Trek.