How Star Trek Changed The World

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Celebrate Star Trek’s 50th anniversary and view exclusive materials from the Gene Roddenberry Star Trek Collection at the UCLA Library. In addition to inspiring generations of inventors and scientists, the culturally significant series influenced social progressivism by addressing subjects like sexism, racism, and social justice.

Peggy Alexander, curator of Performing Arts Special Collections in the UCLA Library, will talk about this remarkable collection as well as the series, regarded as one of the most influential science fiction TV shows of all time. Then Rod Roddenberry, son of Gene Roddenberry, the legendary science fiction producer and creator of Star Trek, will take part in an audience Q&A.

Enjoy a specially curated exhibit featuring items from the Gene Roddenberry Star Trek Collection in Library Special Collections.

Reception to follow program.

This event has reached capacity, therefore no more RSVP's will be accepted. 


Parking is available in Structure 5 for $12 | Event open to all Library donors.

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