Sorry to punch in here, but:
Roddenberry, who had 3 post-graduate degrees
Meaningless. I almost hate to be the one to point it out, but having multiple degrees doesn't make one any more or less competent. I know university professors who should, quite frankly, just be put to sleep. Just to save humanity from their idiotic fanaticism.
But that's just me.
Now, back to the show.