Is it time for a movie about Gene Roddenberry?

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Jayson1, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    I seem to remember Ebert chiding him over being in GHOST STORY but that's as far as it went
  2. KirkusOveractus

    KirkusOveractus Commodore Commodore

    Mar 27, 2009
    Ambler, PA
    I did like the dramatizations done in the Smithsonian Channel's episode of The Real Story. They did one on Star Trek, and they had people as Roddenberry, Herb Solow and some other people.

    The casting wasn't bad for the flashbacks, and it really had my interest if they did it like BBC did An Adventure in Time and Space.
  3. Jeyl

    Jeyl Commodore Commodore

    Feb 19, 2009
    Asheville, NC
    I have a feeling that if this were to ever happen, someone from Gene's estate would tell the developers that Gene would get a co-creator credit for the project.
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  4. slappy

    slappy Commodore Commodore

    May 10, 2001
    I am. I'm not interested in seeing the Saint Gene myth as a film for two reasons. One, it's just that. A myth. Two, it's not very interesting. Gene Rodenberry had some good ideas, but quite frankly it was dumb luck that Trek became successful (eventually). Really in spite of him.

    I'd rather see the story of a basically good, but deeply flawed man who had demons and liked to bang alot of chicks.
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  5. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

    Mar 28, 2013
    Bulawayo Military Krral
    So would I, and I think that any future biopic of Roddenberry will have to incorporate what Joel Engel wrote in his book Gene Roddenberry: The Man & The Myth Behind Star Trek, as well as anything from the book written about how Roddenberry handled City On The Edge Of Forever. Believing in the Saint Gene myth would be unrealistic to an audience that can find out about the more salacious and unsavory aspects of Roddenberry's life online.
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  6. OldTrekker719

    OldTrekker719 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Oct 22, 2017
    bah, just watch "Roddenberry on Patrol"." (...A Star Trek!" -lol)
  7. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 21, 2017
    I saw that awhile back. It was a interesting idea. Felt like a fan film more than anything but not that bad. I was hoping for something more. Use to my dream choice to play Roddenberry was Kevin Spacey. Not know for clear reasons. Now I am thinking the actor who plays the Sheriff on "Stranger Days."

  8. OldTrekker719

    OldTrekker719 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Oct 22, 2017
    How many PERVERTS do they have in Star Trek??? They should get the guy that played Roddenberry in that fan film. Screw a 'big name" - That is just BEGGING for TROUBLE. Give someone who is young a chance.
  9. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 14, 2016
    Nichelle's looking pretty good.