Groups of people are coming together to celebrate Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek.
Several huge names are coming together to help secure the legacy of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry with a project called The Roddenberry Archive. Roddenberry’s family, a cloud graphics company called OTOY, Star Trek Encylopedia authors Denise and Mike Okuda, digital artist Mike Winklemann and the holographic display company LightField Lab are leaders on the project that is expected to be a multi-decade collaboration.
The group will catalog key texts from Roddenberry’s career while memorializing 3D models of the U.S.S. Enterprise, including the studio models of the set, while also mapping out iconic reference designs from the Roddenberry era of Star Trek.
Through the use of GPU’s computing network; RNDR, the archive will capture 3D metadata assets, images, blueprints, and models of all things created under his watch. This will help create 3D models of everything through holograms that fans and others can interact with in time.
Iconic comic book artist Alex Ross will help celebrate Gene Roddenberry’s archive
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Winklemann has brought in famed comic book artist Alex Ross to help with the project. He’ll be helping create items for the archives, which will link to RNDR Archives, according to GeekSpin.
Landing Ross is a huge get for the Archive. He’s among the most brilliant and skilled artists in the world and his work with DC and Marvel Comics is magnificent. He has a style that is uniquely his own, and he’s able to capture photo-like accuracy with his illustrations. The amount of magic he can create with a pen alone will make this a project worth keeping an eye on.
The entire idea seems very extensive and involved, which could explain why it’s set to take decades to complete. Another issue that may have to be resolved in time is ensuring there’s a physical version of everything created and categorized in case something happens to the cloud storage unit, as well as the fact that a lot of the holographic technology is very expensive to use right now. So that whole idea may be several years away, at least, from being able to actually work properly and for a fair price.
Roddenberry’s accomplishments have created so many dreams for so many people and continue to live on into today, so it’s only fitting that so many people want to come together to honor him.