From left: Gene Roddenberry, Robert Wise (director), Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley.
On April 25, 2013, Roddenberry Entertainment joins forces with Wikia to launch the first-ever comprehensive Star Trek fan portal. The effort brings together the 31 Trekkie communities currently on Wikia.com, including two of the largest fan wikis on the Internet — Memory Alpha and Memory Beta — which together alone housed over 35,000 pages of Trek-related content.
The new portal, Trek Initative, pulls together 165,000 pages of content curated by 3.2 million contributions across 11 languages.
Additionally, the portal will feature never-before-seen images from the set, from Gene Roddenberry’s personal life and more. Rod Roddenberry has also authored the site’s first blog, providing insights into his motivations behind the Trek Initiative, and hopes to continue to provide a unique perspective on Star Trek from inside the Roddenberry Entertainment family.
To celebrate, BuzzFeed was given exclusive access to the photo above, taken in 1978 during the filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.