Santa Kang wrote:
ETA: The book you need to read is Inside Star Trek by Justman and Solow. It might burst a few bubbles though.
This. A fascinating read that doesn't always paint Roddenberry in a flattering way but does shine a light on his abilities as a TV producer.
All you have to know about Roddenberry is this: he wrote lyrics to Alexander Courage's end music so he could claim half of any royalties that Courage earned from it. Sounds like a stand up guy to me.