Gene Roddenberry's original pitch for Star Trek Jan 31 2011
The 16-page first draft of Gene Roddenberry's pitch for Star Trek.
STAR TREK is a "Wagon Train" concept -- built arround characters who travel to worlds "similar" to our own, and meet the action-adventure-drama which becomes our stories. Their transportation is the cruiser "S.S. Yorktown", performing a well-defined and long-range Exploration-Science-Security mission which helps create our format.
The Yorktown! And the captain was to be named Robert April.