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Introducing the Roddenberry Nexus: a New Virtual Community Space for Sci-Fi Fans, From Sansar & Roddenberry Entertainment


Interactive Space Brings TV & Movie History to Life with Props,
Costumes & More from Roddenberry's Expansive Archive, Available to the
Public for the Very First Time

the premier destination for social VR, today announced their latest
collaboration with Roddenberry
: the Roddenberry Nexus in Sansar - a new virtual
experience for fans that showcases the best of Roddenberry's science
fiction properties, including never-before-seen art and artifacts from Star
's fifty-two-year history and new stories such as the
short film Instant. The hangout space will serve as a venue for
future Roddenberry events and fan meet-ups, and can be demoed live at
the 2018
Star Trek Convention
(August 1-5), in the Tropical Room at Las
Vegas's Rio Hotel & Casino.

In offering fans virtual access to its archives, from anywhere in the
world, Roddenberry Entertainment continues to pioneer a richer, more
interactive fan experience - one where fans not only have more places to
hang and connect, but also new ways of experiencing the storied
Roddenberry legacy. It's an innovative streak that reaches back months:
this past May, the company collaborated with Sansar to host a live
episode of its Mission
Log Podcast
, aboard a virtual recreation of the bridge from the
original Enterprise; a virtual Star Trek trivia night followed in
early July.

"Roddenberry Entertainment always strives to be on the forefront of
innovation, going where no one has gone before," said Eugene "Rod"
Roddenberry, CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment. "Sansar Studios is a
leader in VR development and we are proud to partner with them on this
new initiative, combining the history and legacy of Roddenberry with
their groundbreaking technology."

With the Nexus, Roddenberry Entertainment has found a way to further
evolve VR's role in fan engagement, making Roddenberry history feel
instantly more immediate, more accessible, and more tangible than ever
before. Inspired by the futuristic environments Star Trek once
made famous, the space lets visitors view and virtually interact with
never-before-seen artifacts from the show's development - everything
from props to costumes and artwork - across three distinct levels, with
original voice-over content to offer guidance. Anyone with a link to the
Sansar experience can step directly into TV and movie history; whether
just to take a private tour, or to attend one of the many fan events
planned in the space in coming months.

"We really do see VR as a new frontier for fan engagement," says Jason
Gholston, Head of Sansar Studios. "We're not just tapping into fans'
collective nostalgia; we're actively empowering them to reach out and
touch television history, in a way that might not be possible in the
real world. We're thrilled to be able to preserve these pieces for
future generations, and to find such amazing collaborators in
Roddenberry Entertainment."

Experience the Roddenberry Nexus in Sansar today.
And make sure to check out the upcoming special events, including a
guided tour led by hosts from Roddenberry Entertainment (August 16 at 7
PM PT/10 PM ET) and a screening of Roddenberry's Instant (August
30 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET).

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About Linden Lab

Linden Lab develops platforms that empower people to create, share, and
benefit from virtual experiences. Founded in 1999, the company first
launched Second
, the groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around
the globe, in 2003, which has since gone on to boast nearly two billion
user creations and a vibrant $500 million (USD) economy. The company
further expanded its portfolio in 2013 with Blocksworld,
a lighthearted build-and-play system, and in 2017 with the public beta
of Sansar,
a free platform making social VR more accessible and immersive,
available on Windows PCs and compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
For more about Linden Lab, its products, and career opportunities, visit
its website.

About Roddenberry Entertainment

Roddenberry Entertainment is a science-fiction leader with a tradition
of groundbreaking entertainment. Originally founded in 1967 by Gene
Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of
science-fiction successes including Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final
, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and, most notably, Star
. Roddenberry Entertainment continues to produce entertainment
for all audiences, employing a viewer-centric creative process and
resulting in insightful explorations of humanity. The company's mission
is to make good on its namesake's promise of superior genre
entertainment while utilizing new and varied vehicles of delivery.
Building on its TV roots, this entertainment pioneer has successfully
ventured into graphic novels, documentaries, podcasts, comic strips and
360° films. Roddenberry Entertainment has set itself apart by creating
content that surpasses mere entertainment; it challenges audiences to
think, question and explore the world, as well as potential worlds

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