The New York Times bestselling author was kind enough to tell me a bunch of his Star Trek stories.
Lieutenant Leslie was killed in the middle of season two — and then pops up in later episodes. Eddie Paskey’s explanation for that is unlikely.
IDIC pendants, all the scripts, even actual film footage from the set. Gene Roddenberry had collectors in mind even as the show was still in its first run.
“Bones — what if I’m wrong?” Kirk asked in a touching scene in Balance of Terror. The original version of that scene was a mundane exchange until Gene Roddenberry fixed it the day before the cameras rolled.
Gene Roddenberry’s 1964 pitch for his new show is arguably the most important Star Trek document ever. The pitch, usually referred to as Star Trek is…, was designed to sell the show to network executives and it’s an interesting look at Roddenberry’s earliest creative ideas.
The Making of Star Trek is one of the most important books in TOS fandom, and Gene Roddenberry was an early advocate of the project.
I own the Amok Time story outline Ted Sturgeon submitted to Gene Roddenberry. It’s a fascinating look at the process of creating an episode and at the Trek that could have been.
I have a Star Trek room in my home. We call it my office and I do a lot of my work there, but let’s be honest: it’s the room where my TOS collection lives. And I thought other people might like to see some of the memorabilia I’ve collected over the last 40 years. […]