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Old May 6 2013, 03:39 AM   #130
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Re: The Roddenberry Reputation

ssosmcin wrote: View Post
Black left because of the way he was treated personally. The story is in the Inside Star Trek book.

From Memory Alpha: According to Justman and Herb Solow's book, Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, Black didn't get along well with Roddenberry. A week after he finished the script for "The Naked Time", Black discovered that Roddenberry rewrote it, without consulting with him, or even telling him about it. Black was disappointed and never again had the same positive disposition for the series. When he left the show, he celebrated the fact that he no longer worked for Roddenberry. (Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, p 139)
Um that summary definitely skips over part of the story that's in the book. It was very definitely personal as well; there's a bit in there on practical jokes played on Black, and how he went from being friendly to always having his office door closed because he didn't want to deal with Roddenberry.
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