Eugene Wesley “Rod” Roddenberry, Jr. serves as guardian of the Roddenberry legacy, which traces back to the original Star Trek.
The son of legendary science fiction producer Gene Roddenberry, whose Star Trek series changed the face of television and continues to inspire today, Rod has followed in his father’s footsteps to be a catalyst in the creation of a world where humanity works together for the greater good.
In addition to serving as the chief executive officer of Roddenberry Entertainment, which develops a multimedia slate of thought-provoking projects spanning film, television, graphic novels, comic strips, podcasts, and other mediums, Rod is an executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and Star Trek: Lower Decks. He also spearheads the Roddenberry Podcast Network, whose Mission Log is distinguished as the most downloaded of all Star Trek podcasts.
In 2011, Rod started the Roddenberry Foundation, which funds innovative solutions that address humanity’s greatest challenges across such areas as science, technology, education, and the environment.