Is it time for a movie about Gene Roddenberry?

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  1. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Rear Admiral Commodore

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    Actually I would prefer a mini-series because there is so many different era's of his life tthat would be intresting. You got his time in the Air Force and then his wild days when he created "TOS" and then the years after were he didn't have much success and also started to believe the hype fans told him about the "Star trek vision" and then the creation of "TNG" and all the conflict that happened there.

    I even know who should play him or at least the older version of him and that is Kevin Spacey.

    Jason
     
  2. Dukhat

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    They would completely focus on his womanizing. And I for one am not interested in seeing that.
     
  3. Kor

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    Last year James Darling was working on The Pilot, an independent movie about Roddenberry during the early days of Star Trek. I'm not sure what happened to that project. The teaser trailer seems to have disappeared from the usual online places.

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    There was one done by his son, Eugene Roddenberry.
     
  5. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

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    That was a documentary, Trek Nation. The OP is looking for a fictional narrative depiction.

    I almost forgot, there's that short film Roddenberry on Patrol. It's more of a parody, though.

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    I was hoping for the 50th anniversary of Trek they'd do something like Doctor Who's An Adventure Through Space and Time. Naturally the character of Roddenberry would've been a lead role.
     
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    They did a small piece on Roddenberry for the PBS show Pioneers of Television, but it was more about producing "The Cage" than Roddenberry himself.
     
  8. FredH

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    I actually wouldn't mind a movie about the protecting-the-crashed-airliner-survivors-in-the-Syrian-desert incident (Pan Am Flight 121).
     
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    Well, if you're going to focus on the creation of Star Trek, you'd need actors who could play Shatner, Nimoy, etc. Where could they find people like that?
     
  10. JaxsBrokenHeart

    JaxsBrokenHeart Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    A Roddenberry biopic would be interesting, but truth be told my unrealistic ideal film would be a comedy-drama about TOS's production featuring all the big players in the three year run: Roddenberry, Coon, Fontana, Solow, Lucas, Freiberger, etc. Perhaps with Gene as the decoy protagonist at first before the movie shifts to Robert Justman as the central viewpoint character watching the series rise, and departing when witnessing its fall circa season 3.
     
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    Gene Roddenberry in Love? Might be interesting if treated with a balanced hand and historical accuracy, but if it's just slathering over the man's amazing legacy then I'll pass.
     
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    Amaris Abiding Eos Premium Member

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    That might be interesting.
     
  13. Tenacity

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    Gene Roddenberry: Love Instructor.
     
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  14. Relayer1

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    I'm really not interested in anything about him.

    I'll pass thanks.
     
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    Like Back to the Batcave. :techman:
     
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    I honestly don't think it would be possible to do that at this point if the piece is meant to be taken seriously
     
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    This might be one for Orville.

    They go back in time--find out that other universes are created by dreams, writings, art. You see folks arrested for killing their characters, and the whole thing turns into camp for a bit.

    But then they find an earnest young police officer --a lieutenant even.
    he's surrounded by bad cops, and wants to be a writer. He lives in dismal times--but it is his optimism that keeps him--and even the multi-verse-- alive.

    Captain Seth asks him what his name is.

    "It's Gene" he says, walking away.
     
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  19. Armus

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    There were some biographies written about Gene in the 1990s that you may want to check out. "Star Trek Creator" is one that comes to mind.
     
  20. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Rear Admiral Commodore

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    I haven't heard about that one but I did read the one bye some guys named David Gerrod and Herb Sollow I think. I liked it but it did feel like they were kind of selling the idea that they had more to do with "TOS" being created than Roddenberry so it's kind of intresting in wondering what the real truth is. Still I think the truth might not matter, because either way their is enough material I would think to create a fun movie or mini-series.

    Jason