To Boldly Go: the Hurried Evolution of Star Trek's Opening Narration

blog post by Doug Johnson

Arguably the most famous introductory voiceover in the history of television, Star Trek's "Space…the final frontier…" began to lodge itself in the collective consciousness fifty years ago. But it didn't just spring magically from the mind of Gene Roddenberry, the series' creator. It was crafted collaboratively over the course of a week in the summer of 1966. In anticipation of the show's September 8 premiere, producer Robert Justman urged Roddenberry to get to work writing the opening narration that they were planning to use.

NCBI to assist UC Davis in June hackathon

From June 13th to 15th, NCBI will assist the University of California Davis in hosting a biomedical data science hackathon at the School of Veterinary Medicine in Davis, CA, focusing on advanced bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequencing data and metadata. This event is for students, postdocs, investigators and other researchers already engaged in the use of pipelines for genomic analyses from next-generation sequencing data or metadata.*