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xvicente June 20 2013 07:01 PM

predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry
 
Everytime I read something by GR, it strikes me all the descriptions use the word 'lovely'.

Not so long ago I read the TMP novelization, everything is lovely. Kirk's GF is lovely, the Enterprise is lovely (IIRC, it's "lovelier" than before), Ilia is lovely, things are lovely. When VGer and Decker go to the other dimension, it's described as "it then became too lovely for them to comprehend".

Some days ago here at the bbs someone posted the original Writer's Guide which I never read before. Randy is lovely, other characters are lovely, a PARKLAND is lovely...

Anyone noticed this too? What was with the man?

FormerLurker June 20 2013 07:08 PM

Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry
 
He was feeling lovely. Obviously.

Jon1701 June 20 2013 09:07 PM

Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry
 
This may have been during his drug period :D

CorporalClegg June 20 2013 09:50 PM

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I say lovely all the time. And wonderful.

It's good to have a positive outlook on things.

Shawnster June 20 2013 09:57 PM

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Quote:

CorporalClegg wrote: (Post 8276455)
I say lovely all the time. And wonderful.

It's good to have a positive outlook on things.



And a thesaurus.

iguana_tonante June 20 2013 09:59 PM

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I love the word "lovely". It's lovely.

T'Girl June 20 2013 10:26 PM

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Quote:

Jon1701 wrote: (Post 8276227)
This may have been during his drug period :D

The entirety of the nineteen seventies and eighties?

:)

xvicente June 21 2013 04:58 AM

Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry
 
browsed some pages of the book (TMP noveliz.)

He also loved the verb "writhe"

Writhing masses, writhing energies....

ZapBrannigan June 21 2013 05:02 AM

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Lovely is one of the words that irks me for some reason.

Another Roddenberryism that didn't click for me was a phrase he wrote when he was trying to sell the Star Trek premise in 1964. His written pitch promised that aliens would offer differences from us that would be "shockingly exciting." Really. :vulcan:

scotpens June 21 2013 06:37 AM

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Quote:

xvicente wrote: (Post 8278642)
browsed some pages of the book (TMP noveliz.)

He also loved the verb "writhe"

Writhing masses, writhing energies....

Writhing lovelies? :)

sojourner June 21 2013 07:33 AM

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lovely writhings?

Trek Survivor June 21 2013 02:49 PM

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Quote:

iguana_tonante wrote: (Post 8276503)
I love the word "lovely". It's lovely.

This is a lovely post.

iguana_tonante June 22 2013 12:15 AM

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Lovely!

scotpens June 22 2013 03:16 AM

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(Hey, somebody had to.)



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