Official Publishing of Star Trek TV Scripts Announced by Roddenberry.com and CafePress.com

Limited Edition Script for the Original Star Trek Pilot Episode 'The Cage'

Marks Launch of Publishing Endeavor to Include Scripts and Limited Edition

Merchandise From the Entire Star Trek Television Franchise



Aug 08, 2006, 01:00 ET from CafePress.com

    FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Roddenberry.com and
 CafePress.com announced today a publishing partnership that will bring the
 original scripts for the Star Trek TV franchise, and limited edition
 merchandise to fans worldwide. The project, which plans to release limited
 edition volumes each month over the next three years, will include scripts
 for The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager,
 Enterprise, and The Animated Series.
     The first book in the series is the script for the original Star Trek
 pilot episode "The Cage," and is available now at
 www.cafepress.com/roddenberry . The book will retail for $24.99 and will
 only be available for sale until September 5th, 2006. Included in "The
 Cage" script book is a very special foreword by Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry,
 the only son of creator Gene Roddenberry, providing his thoughts on this
 historic episode.
     "On Star Trek's 40th birthday, we really want to show our gratitude to
 the fans. We realized that access to all of the original Star Trek scripts
 in a finished volume format was something really unique, but even that
 didn't seem to match our level of appreciation," explains Rod. "So, we came
 up with a new way to share my father with fans. We have inserted a
 different picture of him into each volume along with a memorable quote,
 reminding us of his spirit. Out of the over 2,000 Roddenberry.com products,
 previously we have only used one picture of my father. Authorizing the use
 of these pictures and quotes is something we have never done before."
     In celebration of Star Trek's 40th anniversary the Roddenberry's have
 included a number of exclusives with each volume during 2006. Season One
 books sold prior to December 31st, 2006 will include Limited Edition 40th
 Anniversary cover art, quotes from creator Gene Roddenberry, and rare
 photos from the family's personal archives. Additionally,
 never-before-released special edition merchandise including framed U.S.S.
 Enterprise concept art, apparel featuring quotes and signatures, and other
 surprises corresponding to each volume will be available each month.
     The Star Trek pilot episode "The Cage" was originally presented to NBC
 in 1964, and rejected. But, for the first time in history NBC commissioned
 a second pilot, which eventually aired in 1966 and began the legendary
 series we know today. While "The Cage" includes many elements of the
 original Star Trek series, it has notable differences in the cast and
 terminology. It is also said to be the purest example of creator Gene
 Roddenberry's vision. "The Cage" eventually aired in 1988 as part of "The
 Star Trek Saga: From One Generation to the Next," a 2-hour retrospective
 special.
     Following "The Cage," the first volume of The Original Series will
 release September 5, 2006.
     For more information, visit www.cafepress.com/roddenberry , or contact
 pr@cafepress.com.
     About Roddenberry.com
     Roddenberry.com is the online arm of Roddenberry Productions. It is
 more than just a Web site. It is a leading source of merchandise,
 information and opportunities of participation regarding all things
 Roddenberry. From "Star Trek" to "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict"
 and "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda," Roddenberry.com is the authority on
 every Gene Roddenberry creation to date. Founded by Gene and Majel
 Roddenberry in 1967 and now overseen by their only son, Eugene Roddenberry,
 Jr., Roddenberry.com also serves as a unique link between this stable of
 science-fiction shows and the family that started it all. The site allows
 visitors to delve into the lives of the Roddenberry family and communicate
 with its members on a more personal level. Roddenberry.com is a
 one-of-a-kind site that mixes public news with personal behind-the-scenes
 information and fantastic merchandise for sale, with opportunities to be
 part of the continuing Roddenberry legacy.
     About CafePress
     CafePress.com is the leading online marketplace that offers sellers
 complete e-commerce services to independently create and sell a wide
 variety of products, and offers buyers unique merchandise across virtually
 every topic. Launched in 1999, CafePress.com has empowered individuals,
 organizations and businesses to create buy and sell customized merchandise
 online using the company's unique print-on-demand and e-commerce services.
 Today, CafePress.com is a growing network of over 2.9 million members who
 have unleashed their creativity to transform their artwork and ideas into
 unique gifts and new revenue streams.
     Media Contact
     Marc Cowlin
     CafePress.com
     650-655-3039
     pr@cafepress.com
 
 

SOURCE CafePress.com
    FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Roddenberry.com and
 CafePress.com announced today a publishing partnership that will bring the
 original scripts for the Star Trek TV franchise, and limited edition
 merchandise to fans worldwide. The project, which plans to release limited
 edition volumes each month over the next three years, will include scripts
 for The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager,
 Enterprise, and The Animated Series.
     The first book in the series is the script for the original Star Trek
 pilot episode "The Cage," and is available now at
 www.cafepress.com/roddenberry . The book will retail for $24.99 and will
 only be available for sale until September 5th, 2006. Included in "The
 Cage" script book is a very special foreword by Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry,
 the only son of creator Gene Roddenberry, providing his thoughts on this
 historic episode.
     "On Star Trek's 40th birthday, we really want to show our gratitude to
 the fans. We realized that access to all of the original Star Trek scripts
 in a finished volume format was something really unique, but even that
 didn't seem to match our level of appreciation," explains Rod. "So, we came
 up with a new way to share my father with fans. We have inserted a
 different picture of him into each volume along with a memorable quote,
 reminding us of his spirit. Out of the over 2,000 Roddenberry.com products,
 previously we have only used one picture of my father. Authorizing the use
 of these pictures and quotes is something we have never done before."
     In celebration of Star Trek's 40th anniversary the Roddenberry's have
 included a number of exclusives with each volume during 2006. Season One
 books sold prior to December 31st, 2006 will include Limited Edition 40th
 Anniversary cover art, quotes from creator Gene Roddenberry, and rare
 photos from the family's personal archives. Additionally,
 never-before-released special edition merchandise including framed U.S.S.
 Enterprise concept art, apparel featuring quotes and signatures, and other
 surprises corresponding to each volume will be available each month.
     The Star Trek pilot episode "The Cage" was originally presented to NBC
 in 1964, and rejected. But, for the first time in history NBC commissioned
 a second pilot, which eventually aired in 1966 and began the legendary
 series we know today. While "The Cage" includes many elements of the
 original Star Trek series, it has notable differences in the cast and
 terminology. It is also said to be the purest example of creator Gene
 Roddenberry's vision. "The Cage" eventually aired in 1988 as part of "The
 Star Trek Saga: From One Generation to the Next," a 2-hour retrospective
 special.
     Following "The Cage," the first volume of The Original Series will
 release September 5, 2006.
     For more information, visit www.cafepress.com/roddenberry , or contact
 pr@cafepress.com.
     About Roddenberry.com
     Roddenberry.com is the online arm of Roddenberry Productions. It is
 more than just a Web site. It is a leading source of merchandise,
 information and opportunities of participation regarding all things
 Roddenberry. From "Star Trek" to "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict"
 and "Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda," Roddenberry.com is the authority on
 every Gene Roddenberry creation to date. Founded by Gene and Majel
 Roddenberry in 1967 and now overseen by their only son, Eugene Roddenberry,
 Jr., Roddenberry.com also serves as a unique link between this stable of
 science-fiction shows and the family that started it all. The site allows
 visitors to delve into the lives of the Roddenberry family and communicate
 with its members on a more personal level. Roddenberry.com is a
 one-of-a-kind site that mixes public news with personal behind-the-scenes
 information and fantastic merchandise for sale, with opportunities to be
 part of the continuing Roddenberry legacy.
     About CafePress
     CafePress.com is the leading online marketplace that offers sellers
 complete e-commerce services to independently create and sell a wide
 variety of products, and offers buyers unique merchandise across virtually
 every topic. Launched in 1999, CafePress.com has empowered individuals,
 organizations and businesses to create buy and sell customized merchandise
 online using the company's unique print-on-demand and e-commerce services.
 Today, CafePress.com is a growing network of over 2.9 million members who
 have unleashed their creativity to transform their artwork and ideas into
 unique gifts and new revenue streams.
     Media Contact
     Marc Cowlin
     CafePress.com
     650-655-3039
     pr@cafepress.com
 
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