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Old August 19 2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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Looking for a quote from the Great Bird

Good day,

A friend posted on Facebook about today being (what would have been) Gene Roddenberry's 92nd birthday. Which got me to thinking about a quote I've read somewhere, about what Gene hoped others would do with Trek after he was gone. I can't think of the exact wording, so even if it's somewhere on this forum (and I might even have read it here) I don't know what words to search on.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance. LLAP!
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Old August 19 2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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Re: Looking for a quote from the Great Bird

In one of the old VHS releases (perhaps the color and black & white version of "The Cage"), he says something to the effect of, "Maybe people will some day say, 'That Roddenberry-- he didn't know what he was doing.' And they'll be right." That's my paraphrasing, I don't remember how he exactly phrased it.
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Old August 20 2013, 03:09 AM   #3
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Re: Looking for a quote from the Great Bird

I think he mentions it in an op-ed piece he did back around the time of TNG's debut in either "Time" or "Newsweek." If memory serves, this series of op-eds was solicited from "futurists."

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Old August 20 2013, 02:32 PM   #4
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Re: Looking for a quote from the Great Bird

The question inspired me to take a look at Wikiquote: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Gene_Roddenberry

There are some I totally disagree (I'm not God, but I don't like either living in the company of people that will not assume responsibility for their actions, and, worse, try to make others pay for their mistakes...), but most are really good, IMHO

@ Sir Rhosis

I like your TOS reviews and comments quite a lot. I constantly find myself in agreement with your conclusions. And it's quite an abundant wealth of precious deleted scenes information I wasn't previously aware of.

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Old August 21 2013, 12:40 AM   #5
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^^^Most kind.

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