Sci-Fi Greats Issac Azimov and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry developed a unique relationship during Star Trek’s initial launch in the late 1960s. Asimov wrote a critical essay on Star Trek’s scientific accuracy for TV Guidemagazine. Roddenberry retorted respectfully with a personal letter explaining the limitations of accuracy when writing a weekly series. Asimov corrected himself with a follow-up essay to TV Guide claiming despite its inaccuracies, that Star Trek was a fresh and intellectually challenging science fiction television show. The two remained friends to the point where Asimov even served as an advisor on a number of Star Trek projects.
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