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Old April 2 2013, 06:55 AM   #61
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Re: Is Rod Roddenberry kind of a douche?

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As much as I love "Star Trek," I have just heard and read too many stories from too many different close sources to realisticly feel Gene Roddenberry was a person that I would want to know or associate with.
I've never understood why someone's love of Star Trek would extend to anything beyond what you see on the screen. Gene Roddenberry sounds like an asshole, but that doesn't change what I think about the show.
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Old April 2 2013, 07:14 AM   #62
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Oddly enough, I am about 15 years older than Rod.
That's why I said it depends on perspective, one might or might not. I'm over 60, my siblings are 77 and 80, they still treat me like a kid.
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Old April 2 2013, 08:18 AM   #63
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There is no way in anybody's healthy perspective that 39 is a kid. If you're a woman you're looking at your fertility being almost over at that age and yet to someone who is a few decades older you're a kid? All you are is not old.

I think it's nuts to think 29 year olds are kids.

If little Rod Roddenberry was 19 and making a youtube about how he had just discovered his Dad made OMG Star Trek I would laugh at his kid-ness but that's about it.
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Old April 2 2013, 08:57 AM   #64
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Re: Is Rod Roddenberry kind of a douche?

Reading some of these posts, I can't help but think there's some latent jealousy run amok here--and some serious overreactions to a fairly well-made documentary.
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Old April 2 2013, 09:16 AM   #65
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It was boring as all crap.
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Old April 2 2013, 09:34 AM   #66
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Rod Roddenberry? Unless he starts making Trek movies or something, I really don't care what he does or has to say.
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Old April 3 2013, 12:32 AM   #67
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Re: Is Rod Roddenberry kind of a douche?

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I've never understood why someone's love of Star Trek would extend to anything beyond what you see on the screen. Gene Roddenberry sounds like an asshole, but that doesn't change what I think about the show.
Let's be honest with ourselves, we all do it. We like something or someone and we naturally want to white-wash things. If Gene Roddenberry hadn't been such an extreme case I would have overlooked a lot. A lot of showbiz folk are a-holes, but it is a forgive-and-forget relationship so long as we like what they do and up to a point. So let's make sure our horses aren't too high.
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Old April 3 2013, 08:06 AM   #68
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There is no way in anybody's healthy perspective that 39 is a kid. If you're a woman you're looking at your fertility being almost over at that age and yet to someone who is a few decades older you're a kid? All you are is not old.

I think it's nuts to think 29 year olds are kids.
When looking around pawn shops for a decent SLR film camera back in 2011, I was told by one proprietor that I was too young and didn't know what I wanted (I was 43 at the time-he was in his 60's, most likely.) I told him that I wasn't a young man, and to give me a few weeks growth of beard to show him how old I was-he still refused to let me look at the film cameras that he had. Strange how people do that with somebody that they think is a 'kid'.
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