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Old November 9 2011, 01:54 AM   #17
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Re: Gene Roddenberry's weird rules

sonak wrote: View Post
wasn't a lot of this really later Roddenberry though, not TOS-era Roddenberry?
Yup, although TOS Roddenberry had a ultra-patriotic streak, as The Omega Glory shows.

That said, he did lay out some rules in the TNG bible that should've been followed, especially the ones relating to tech malfunction plots.
A business man and engineer discuss how to launch a communications satellite in the 1960s:
Biz Dev Guy: Your communications satellite has to be the size, shape, and weight of a hydrogen bomb.
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