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Old March 14 2013, 05:48 PM   #16
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Re: Is Rod Roddenberry kind of a douche?

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one thing struck me was that Majel basically had nothing to say to him.
This part of the Doc caught my eye too. How very sad. You can tell in some way he had burned his bridges with him mom and she had a stone wall up. I kept thinking if my mom behaved that way with me I would know what to do. Douche or not I just thought it was very sad and part of me wants to pity him... Feeling pity for spoiled trust fund babies... not my thing.

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Old March 14 2013, 06:30 PM   #17
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Huh? He and Majel were very complimentary about JJ's first ST movie. Not sure where you're getting the impression that Rod is clinging to the "old" franchise.
Oh sure, they were complimentary of JJ's ST movie, but Rod had nothing to do with it. As mos6507 said, "his main source of money seems to be from selling prop recreations." He won't have any licensing to create the new props. He's out of it. All he has left is the old franchise.
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Old March 14 2013, 06:50 PM   #18
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I don't know if he is or not, nor do I care. But, Majel's rule of "no Star Trek talk in the house" has me wondering about HER.

What the hell kind of rule is THAT??

But then, what else to to be expected from the woman who voluntarily played Luxwana Troi??
Honestly, my take on that rule is that their lives were so connected to Star Trek that they needed a place to break free of it and explore the other aspects of their lives. Otherwise, I could see how Star Trek could have become even more all encompassing in their lives.
You have to remember, we love Star Trek as our recreation. An escape from real life. For the ROddenberrys, Star Trek was work. It was their daily lives. It seems no different than the doctor who won't discuss medical matters at home.

I may be wrong, since I don't know these people personally. I've met them each a few times, and each time they seemed genuinely friendly, and appreciative of their association with Trek.
Even as a young child (when I met him) Rod was pleasant to chat with.
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Old March 14 2013, 07:47 PM   #19
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In this case, I'd say that the apple falls far from the tree.
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Old March 14 2013, 10:09 PM   #20
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Huh? He and Majel were very complimentary about JJ's first ST movie. Not sure where you're getting the impression that Rod is clinging to the "old" franchise.
Oh sure, they were complimentary of JJ's ST movie, but Rod had nothing to do with it. As mos6507 said, "his main source of money seems to be from selling prop recreations." He won't have any licensing to create the new props. He's out of it. All he has left is the old franchise.
Yeah, but as long as new Trek gets made, he'll continued to get paid. He gets a slice of the pie on anything with "Created by Gene Roddenberry" on it.

Nice gig if you can get it.
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Old March 15 2013, 02:25 AM   #21
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I give him the benefit of the doubt...taken at face value he admits to not caring about Trek for a long time and was interested in other things (not surprising or a crime), I don't recall him saying he dislikes his dad only that they didn't always get along. Is it impossible that someone discovers something years after the fact? I don't think so. Also documentaries especially "personal journeys" are really not big money makers, if he had wanted to make money he'd have gotten his name on production credits of something the family name produces.

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But then, what else to to be expected from the woman who voluntarily played Luxwana Troi??
Who is "Luxwana Troi?"
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Old March 15 2013, 04:17 PM   #23
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But then, what else to to be expected from the woman who voluntarily played Luxwana Troi??
Who is "Luxwana Troi?"
Yeah, that's a real head-scratcher, that one. Who could he be talking about?
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Old March 15 2013, 04:24 PM   #24
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Re: Is Rod Roddenberry kind of a douche?

she's the holder of the sacred chalice of pedantic misery
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Old March 15 2013, 04:53 PM   #25
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she's the holder of the sacred chalice of pedantic misery
Not to mention a voice that grates on you.
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Old March 15 2013, 04:55 PM   #26
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But then, what else to to be expected from the woman who voluntarily played Luxwana Troi??
Who is "Luxwana Troi?"
Deanna's mom.

Until the creation of Trip Tucker, she was the most annoying character in Star Trek.
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Old March 15 2013, 07:18 PM   #27
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No.

I've met Rod a couple times, and some good friends of mine know him very well. Based on my (admittedly) limited first hand interaction with him and the much more informed opinion of my our mutual friends who do know him much better than I, I would have to say Rod is not a douche at all.
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Old March 15 2013, 08:49 PM   #28
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Having seen a bit of him in that Geek round table video TrekMovie posted a while ago, I don't think he's a douche but I can see how someone could get that impression. There's something about his voice and hearing him mention "my dad" a lot that just wears on certain nerves.
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Old March 15 2013, 10:00 PM   #29
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maybe we should take the question literally and discus whether rod-rod leaves your vagina sparkly-fresh
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He won't have any licensing to create the new props. He's out of it. All he has left is the old franchise.
He can buy a license like any licensee.
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