Re: Things about Star Trek you just found out
C.E. Evans wrote:
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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