Thursday, April 19, 2012
R is for Roddenberry. Twentyone years later after Gene Roddenberry's classic STAR TREK The Original Series, star trek fans witnessed a new beginning with Star Trek THE NEXT GENERATION. Its interstellar adventures established Captain Jean-Luc Picard replacing Captain James T. Kirk in the Enterprise driving seat. The shows creator, Gene Roddenberry worked several nights in a row without ever going home to sleep to make his dream come true.
Wasn't he great!?
John De Lancie who plays Q in Star Trek TNG and Voyager, sheds light on a precious moment in time shared with the earthie who started it all. (You can watch it on Star Trek TNG dvds.) I gather Gene was in high spirits when he spoke to John about Q. So it must have been a great thrill for John to receive such praise! right? This is one you'll have to judge for yourselves.
"You know, you make my lines sound so much better than they read from script" says G. R. in his kind gentle giants voice.
John de Lancie answers -
-Well I'm glad so who are you?
" I'm Gene Roddenberry."
"So you must be the writer" replies John innocently.
John asked someone later,
" Well, who is Gene Roddenberry?"
-He's the creator of Star Trek.-