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Old February 28 2010, 07:19 AM   #46
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Re: Majel Barrett Roddenberry-Number One

Gene wrote the part for Majel.
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Old March 2 2010, 03:42 PM   #47
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Re: Majel Barrett Roddenberry-Number One

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Most likely Kirk knew it was a lost cause - Lester, insane as she was, wouldn't listen to anything he said, so it would have been pointless to debate her.
Oh, please. That's never stopped Kirk from talking down other characters in the past.
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Old March 2 2010, 03:44 PM   #48
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Re: Majel Barrett Roddenberry-Number One

Ya, I want more Number One. So what if she was put there simply because Gene wanted to give his girl a role, at least it was a good one. I would accept this type of writing over putting the "Sabotage" in a Star Trek medium any day.
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Old March 2 2010, 04:19 PM   #49
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Re: Majel Barrett Roddenberry-Number One

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Most likely Kirk knew it was a lost cause - Lester, insane as she was, wouldn't listen to anything he said, so it would have been pointless to debate her.
Oh, please. That's never stopped Kirk from talking down other characters in the past.
But Kirk knew Janice personally, better than he knew those other characters.
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Old March 3 2010, 03:36 AM   #50
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Re: Majel Barrett Roddenberry-Number One

C'mon, can't you just hear Kirk's inner voice going, "Yup, still the same old psycho bitch," while he's telling her, "Yes, it's so unfair..."
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Old March 3 2010, 01:26 PM   #51
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Re: Majel Barrett Roddenberry-Number One

Regarding the original topic of this thread -- Majel Barrett Roddenberry -- I was watching "Cost of Living" the other night, as it was on our local station that currently syndicates TNG.

Since we'd been having this discussion, I was paying more attention to the performance by Mrs. Roddenberry. And, y'know what? She was a damn good actress. I was very impressed. Gene Roddenberry may have want to cast her in something back in the 60's because she was his mistress. But, regardless, I think it's Trek's loss that she didn't end up playing a more significant role. She really is a talent that I think could have added a lot of depth to a main character she was given the chance to play.
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Old March 3 2010, 01:40 PM   #52
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Re: Majel Barrett Roddenberry-Number One

Under the right direction, she could be pretty awesome. She could dial up and dial down her screen presence quite well as needed, although she was quite striking and couldn't dial it right down! It's real shame that Chapel was such a drip. If she'd been allowed to have more balls in What are Little Girls Made Of, or had been utilised in respect of her scientific qualifications instead of a supporting role as a nurse, we might have seen a much more worthwhle character.
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