Re: Is Rod Roddenberry kind of a douche?
Danger Ace wrote:
It also begs the question, what kind of person was Gene Roddenberry really? What was the quality of his character? Not the facade or manicured public persona, but the real, under-it-all human-being?
He was a douchebag of epic proportions, no doubt about it. From the lying, to the adultery, to taking credit for others work.
Kind of sad the hero worship some folks give him.
I remember listening to an audio only interview of DeForest Kelley online a few years ago, who said Gene Roddenberry had an underhanded way about him to get things done. He may have also said if GR wasn't underhanded there may not have been a "Star Trek" television series. I don't remember when the interview was originally recorded.
Navigator NCC-2120 USS Entente
Stokely: In an insane society, the sane man must appear insane.
Harvey Holroyd: Where'd you get that?
Stokely: Star Trek. [leaves the room]
Harvey Holroyd: [to himself] God, I miss that show. (Source: "Serial", 1980.