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The bold future of 'Star Trek'

Rod Roddenberry, the son of Gene Roddenberry, the legendary writer-producer of the TV series "Star Trek" (1966-1969) and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987-1994), has lent his name to "Star Trek": The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert.

The concert, which melds an orchestral performance with film and TV footage, is coming to Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric on Thursday. The 42-year-old Rod Roddenberry, who doesn't have a role in the concert but is helping to promote it, along with many other projects in the "Star Trek" universe, spoke recently about "Star Treks" past, present and future.

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