The Impossible Has Happened

The Impossible Has Happened

The Life and Work of Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek : A Biography

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This book reveals how an undistinguished writer of cop shows set out to produce 'Hornblower in space' and ended up with an optimistic, almost utopian view of humanity's future that has been watched and loved by hundreds of millions of people around the world. Along the way Lance will examine some of the great myths and turning points in the franchise's history, and Roddenberry's particular contribution to them. He will look at the truth in the view that the early Star Trek advanced a liberal, egalitarian and multi-racial agenda, chart the various attempts to resuscitate the show during it's wilderness years in the 1970s, explore Roddenberry's initial early involvement in the movies and spin-off Star Trek: The Next Generation (as well as his later estrangement from both), and shed light on the colourful personal life, self-mythologising and strange beliefs of a man who nonetheless gifted popular culture one if its most enduring narratives.
Publisher: London :, Aurum Press,, c2016
ISBN: 9781781314463
1781314462
Branch Call Number: B Roddenberry Parkin 2016
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 24 cm

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Apr 22, 2017

From what I hear, Roddenberry was a better "big picture" and idea man than he was a hands-on writer and producer. A lot of people think that he was in charge of the whole Star Trek universe, when in actuality after the first movie, and after the first Next Generation season, Paramount took away the main control from him, and kept him around as an "executive consultant."

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