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Old September 3 2013, 04:49 PM   #23
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Re: Was Roddenberry a Terrible Writer?

Christopher wrote: View Post
I think he had some really good ideas in him, but wasn't always great at execution, and had some pretty lame ideas too. I think "The Cage" is a solid piece of science fiction and an effective character study of Pike. Yet many of his credited scripts or stories for TOS are loaded with silly parallel-Earth stuff ("Bread and Circuses," "The Omega Glory") or rampant sexism ("Mudd's Women," "Turnabout Intruder").
To be fair, I don't think the word "sexism" was even coined until 1970. Probably in response to something Roddenberry did.

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But whatever you do, don't mention The Questor Tapes to Nimoy. I hear he's still bitter about being dropped from the lead role.

The Robert Foxworth role, or the Mike Farrell role?
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