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CBS’s ‘Star Trek’ Revival Adds Gene Roddenberry’s Son as Executive Producer

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Rod Roddenberry, son of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, and Roddenberry Entertainment COO Trevor Roth have boarded CBS’s television revival of sci-fi franchise executive producers.

They join Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Bryan Fuller on the project, which will mark the first “Star Trek” TV series since “Star Trek: Enterprise” was canceled in 2005.

“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love ‘Star Trek’ to enjoy,” Fuller said in a statement. “And it is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new Trek adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.”

Announced in November, the CBS reboot is set to premiere in early 2007 on the network’s digital platform CBS All Access.

“Star Trek” veteran Nicholas Meyer, who wrote and directed “The Wrath of Khan,” joined the series last week as a writer-producer.