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Old June 20 2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

Everytime I read something by GR, it strikes me all the descriptions use the word 'lovely'.

Not so long ago I read the TMP novelization, everything is lovely. Kirk's GF is lovely, the Enterprise is lovely (IIRC, it's "lovelier" than before), Ilia is lovely, things are lovely. When VGer and Decker go to the other dimension, it's described as "it then became too lovely for them to comprehend".

Some days ago here at the bbs someone posted the original Writer's Guide which I never read before. Randy is lovely, other characters are lovely, a PARKLAND is lovely...

Anyone noticed this too? What was with the man?
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Old June 20 2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

He was feeling lovely. Obviously.
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Old June 20 2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

This may have been during his drug period
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Old June 20 2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

I say lovely all the time. And wonderful.

It's good to have a positive outlook on things.
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Old June 20 2013, 09:57 PM   #5
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Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

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I say lovely all the time. And wonderful.

It's good to have a positive outlook on things.


And a thesaurus.
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Old June 20 2013, 09:59 PM   #6
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Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

I love the word "lovely". It's lovely.
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Old June 20 2013, 10:26 PM   #7
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Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

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This may have been during his drug period
The entirety of the nineteen seventies and eighties?

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Old June 21 2013, 04:58 AM   #8
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Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

browsed some pages of the book (TMP noveliz.)

He also loved the verb "writhe"

Writhing masses, writhing energies....
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Old June 21 2013, 05:02 AM   #9
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Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

Lovely is one of the words that irks me for some reason.

Another Roddenberryism that didn't click for me was a phrase he wrote when he was trying to sell the Star Trek premise in 1964. His written pitch promised that aliens would offer differences from us that would be "shockingly exciting." Really.
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Old June 21 2013, 06:37 AM   #10
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Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

xvicente wrote: View Post
browsed some pages of the book (TMP noveliz.)

He also loved the verb "writhe"

Writhing masses, writhing energies....
Writhing lovelies?
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Old June 21 2013, 07:33 AM   #11
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Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

lovely writhings?
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Old June 21 2013, 02:49 PM   #12
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I love the word "lovely". It's lovely.
This is a lovely post.
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Old June 22 2013, 12:15 AM   #13
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Lovely!
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Old June 22 2013, 03:16 AM   #14
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Re: predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

(Hey, somebody had to.)

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