KTRU Tuesdays: Gene Roddenberry

On January 22, 1975, Rice students, faculty, staff, and the public paid $0.50 with a Rice ID and $2.00 without to hear Roddenberry speak about Star Trek, its ethos, and beyond. He even announces that Paramount agreed to make the first film, which ultimately didn’t come to theaters until December 1979.  Sadly, KTRU only saved one of the tapes from the speech. Despite that, here’s the tape in its entirety, broken up into two sections. Enjoy!

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