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Old May 7 2013, 04:49 AM   #55
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Re: Things about Star Trek you just found out

C.E. Evans wrote: View Post
Star Trek wouldn't have happened at all without Lucille Ball. There were studio chiefs at her own Desilu Productions that thought Roddenberry's idea was both silly and too expensive--but Lucy thought it had merit, and against their objections, gave the authorization for Herb Solow to sign Roddenberry to develop Trek into a TV series.
Can't locate my copy, but according to Solow & Justman's Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, Lucille at one point thought "Star Trek" was about Hollywood stars going on USO shows, as she herself had done during WWII.
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