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  #64 New March 29th, 2016 03:43 AM
I guess I'm still on a Trek kick.

I noticed a serious drop off in readership when I said that Roddenberry couldn't possibly have created Trek on his own.

I stand by that, and will justify my posture.

Roddenberry spearheaded an effort to create a police and hospital show set in space. Said show dealt with social psychology, psychiatry and how we, in both our best states and at our worst, address the principles that we codify in our most sacred documents.

Roddenberry is said to have written a lot of the scripts in classic Star Trek. If he did, and given the themes coursing in the episodes, then he would have had to have had at the very minimum an MFA in psychology, psychiatry, social psychology, sexology, as well as studies in International Relations.

That's not to say that any one human couldn't do that. However, mister Roddenberry was a former WW2 bomber pilot and police officer. He had his hands full with two careers and dealing with his parents.

He was the driving force for classic Star Trek, but if you peel away the layers of those scripts, you'll note that one man could not possibly have authored the screenplays he is said to have written.

Truly a great person for bringing one of the great pieces of theatre to the small screen (and big screen, even), but he was not alone

Thanks for reading. All the best.
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RSS Feed 5 Responses to "On Gene Roddenberry"
#5 May 3rd, 2017 09:42 AM
Blue Ghost Says:
kilemall, your PM folder is full.
#4 May 1st, 2017 11:08 AM
Blue Ghost Says:
She and a few other writers had a lot of pull and added a lot of material. I don't think Roddenberry was the scum bag he's been built up as being, but a front man to disguise the tactics that are used by law enforcement to not just address criminals and crimes, but also keeping the peace in the neighborhoods they patrol. There's also some international security and relations themes there too. And that's why it was such a deep show. I think Fontanna added a lot of heart felt moments with love stories, which I think is her specialty. But the real force behind Star Trek was a lot of psychiatric research as well as normal psychology and social psychology (and sociology). I was hoping to do for Traveller what Trek did for all those monster movies that came out in the 50s and before. that was the dream. We'll have to see what Marc Miller's production company comes up with.
#3 May 1st, 2017 09:58 AM
kilemall Says:
DC Fontana is the key figure you are looking for. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._C._Fontana
#2 April 8th, 2016 04:09 PM
Blue Ghost Says:
See my previous reply to your comment on the same issue.
#1 April 6th, 2016 06:59 PM
I respectfully disagree. While the man may not have had degrees it doesn't mean as a cop he didn't see the sort of things he wrote about. Cops see some crazy things, as do humans in war. Just because you or I may not be that talented doesn't mean that Gene wasn't either. Could just be he was better than we were. *shrugs* Happens all the time.
 


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