Looking for a quote from the Great Bird

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  1. USSPhilippi

    USSPhilippi Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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!
     
  2. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  3. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    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."

    Sir Rhosis
     
  4. Robert Comsol

    Robert Comsol Commodore Commodore

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    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...:rolleyes:), 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. :techman:

    Bob
     
  5. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    ^^^Most kind.

    Sir Rhosis