Growing up as the son of Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry was no big deal for Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, for Roddenberry, life was no big deal because his father was the founder of Star Trek. “…for me, growing up was fairly average, although I guess slightly privileged,” he explained. “My parents did keep me slightly down to earth, I believe. Kirk and Spock did not show up every night at the house for dinner. The Hollywood schmoozing parties of the old days, those sorts of things didn’t happen. My father kept his home life and his work life pretty separate. He went to work in the morning, he did what he did. I went to school and Star Trek was not shoved down my throat. Occasionally a fan would send something, and I would see it, and I knew my father worked on Star Trek, but I didn’t really get the enormity of what it was.”