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'Star Trek' Wikia fan portal warps into cyberspace

Roddenberry Entertainment partners with Wikia to launch a portal for "Star Trek" fans with images and audio from the Roddenberry family's personal files.

Gene and Majel Roddenberry
This wedding photo of Gene and Majel Roddenberry gives a glimpse into the Great Bird's life. Roddenberry Entertainment

A new enterprise was born today. The Trek Initiative brings together wiki host company Wikia and Roddenberry Entertainment, the creators of "Star Trek," in a brave new Web site dedicated to offering fans a home planet on the Internet. It offers communities for fan interaction, fan fiction, fan films, and rare images from the Roddenberry Entertainment archives.

Hard-core Trekkies will particularly enjoy a 55-minute audio clip of Gene Roddenberry discussing his motivations for "Star Trek" and his views on the future of humanity. The "Star Trek" franchise is currently under the ownership of CBS, publisher of CNET.

Gene Roddenberry's son, Rod Roddenberry, welcomes fans with an introductory blog post. "One of the things I have always been proud of is the way my mother and father interacted with the fans and admirers of Star Trek," he writes. He intends the Trek Initiative to continue that Roddenberry family tradition.

The Trek Initiative isn't the prettiest site around, but it's certainly jammed full of information. If you're looking to find a local fan club, browse a Klingon dictionary, or make connections online, it's a good place to start. Keep an eye on the exclusives section for special treats from Roddenberry Entertainment.