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Gene Roddenberry : the myth and the man…

Gene Roddenberry : the myth and the man behind Star trek (edition 1994)

by Joel Engel

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A no-holds-barred look at the complex and driven visionary who created Star Trek gives a backstage portrait based on inside sources that reveals the whole man, alcoholic, self-promoting, womanizing, yet intensely creative.
Title:Gene Roddenberry : the myth and the man behind Star trek
Authors:Joel Engel
Info:New York : Hyperion, c1994.
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Tags:Biographies, Roddenberry Gene, Star Trek

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Gene Roddenberry: The Myth and the Man Behind Star Trek by Joel Engel



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A revealing insight into the subject as a man. Although occasionally it seems to try and portray a negative trait which isn't really there, it does seem GR had plenty of them. As a ST fan it does leave you rather disappointed in the man himself but I guess we're all human. And ultimately he had one major success - ST. Which he seemed only too happy to take all the credit for, regardless of others' input. Drug taking, ego problems and ending his days as a very sick old man, in a seemingly very unhappy for a long time 2nd marriage. Interesting book, lots of input from others who were around at the time and its not a complete hatchet job by any means - but anyone deifying GR should perhaps not read it in case they burst a blood vessel...
  Flip_Martian | Mar 23, 2018 |
A damning bibliography of Roddenberry. The creator of Star Trek comes a cross as petty, dishonest, and egotistical.

Once concern is the most detailed and well documented part of the book is about the creation of Star Trek the Next Generation. At this point the ailing, drug using Roddenberry was certainly not at his best and alienated many of the sources for the book. ( )
  yeremenko | Jul 3, 2015 |
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