predilection of the word 'lovely' by Roddenberry

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  1. xvicente

    xvicente Captain Captain

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    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?
     
  2. FormerLurker

    FormerLurker Commodore Commodore

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    He was feeling lovely. Obviously.
     
  3. Jon1701

    Jon1701 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    This may have been during his drug period :D
     
  4. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    I say lovely all the time. And wonderful.

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

    Shawnster Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    And a thesaurus.
     
  6. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

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    I love the word "lovely". It's lovely.
     
  7. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The entirety of the nineteen seventies and eighties?

    :)
     
  8. xvicente

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    browsed some pages of the book (TMP noveliz.)

    He also loved the verb "writhe"

    Writhing masses, writhing energies....
     
  9. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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    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. :vulcan:
     
  10. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Writhing lovelies? :)
     
  11. Scroogourner

    Scroogourner Admiral Admiral

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    lovely writhings?
     
  12. Trek Survivor

    Trek Survivor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    This is a lovely post.
     
  13. iguana_tonante

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  14. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    (Hey, somebody had to.)

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