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TV NEWS: Over 200 Floppy Disks Recovered from Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry’s Estate

January 7th, 2016 by Irwin Fletcher Comments


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That’s right Trekkies, a seemingly dead technology has been made relevant once again, if only for a short while and for a select few for us. When Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry passed away in 1991 he left behind over 200 floppy disks in his estate containing, at the time, unknown data.

DriveSavers, a worldwide leader in data recovery has recovered the data from the disks that were made especially for Roddenberry’s custom-built computer that has long-since been sold or auctioned off.

Roddenberry Entertainment’s IT company, Lunatech, suggested that DriveSavers be given the chance to recover the data on the mysterious disks.

“We’ve been working with DriveSavers for over 5 years,“we knew if anyone could get this unique data back, they could.” said the founder of Lunatech, Bobby Pappas.

After over 3 months of working on the floppy disks, DriveSavers was able to successfully restore the data. When asked what was on the disks the director of engineering at DriveSavers, Mike Cobb, had this to say:

“Documents, lots of documents. 2016 just happens to be the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek, anything could happen, the world will have to wait and see.”


What do you think was on the disks Trekkies? Are you hoping to see some secrets during the 50th anniversary? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks to The Slanted for the scoop!



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