Gene Roddenberry Estate and OTOY Preview ‘The Roddenberry Archive’ – 100 Years After the Birth of Star Trek’s Creator
In celebration of Gene Roddenberry’s forthcoming Centennial, the Gene Roddenberry Estate, OTOY and iconic Star Trek artists Denise and Mike Okuda, Doug Drexler and Daren Dochterman unveil ‘The Roddenberry Archive’ – a multi-decade collaboration to collect and preserve Gene Roddenberry’s legacy at the highest levels of fidelity and historical accuracy.
The Roddenberry Archive is cataloguing key texts and documents from Gene Roddenberry’s life and career as well as canonically memorializing quiescent reference 3D models of the Starship Enterprise – including studio models as filmed on set and life-size 1:1 scale ‘in Universe’ versions. In the years ahead, the archive will continue to map out iconic reference designs from the Gene Roddenberry era of Star Trek – which includes the original Star Trek television series, the original six Star Trek motion pictures, and Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as its direct spin-offs.
The archive will capture deep 3D asset metadata from assets, images, blueprints, and models using RNDR, OTOY’s blockchain GPU computing network. In order to capture original studio and physical assets at the highest level of photographic fidelity, the archive will leverage OTOY’s LightStage Academy-Award-winning facial scanning service, generating the first comprehensive lighting and reflectance data set for future archival use.
A preview of The Roddenberry Archive will be announced at Creation in Las Vegas, on a panel at 3:45PM PT Friday 8/13 featuring Rod Roddenberry, Denise and Mike Okuda, Daren Dochterman, and Jules Urbach.
The Roddenberry Archive Mission Statement
The Roddenberry Archive seeks to honor the work and career of Gene Roddenberry by documenting and presenting key aspects of his work, including Star Trek and other productions. The initial phase of the project will use innovative technologies to create authoritative reference models of the Starship Enterprise, an iconic design central to Roddenberry’s work. The project aims to preserve and present this information for:
1) Those studying Roddenberry’s career now and, in the future.
2) For those who appreciate his work and simply want to experience a part of his invented worlds.
3) For posterity to provide accurate information for those involved in future productions and other projects based on Roddenberry’s work.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.