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# 493
10-27-2012, 10:14 PM
Originally Posted by boglejam73 View Post
I strongly disagree with the doff price changes but Roddenberry would not be spinning in his grave, figuratively, literally, or any other adverb.

Roddenberry didn't come up with Star Trek because he was some socialist Utopian hippie type that actually wanted the future to conform to his vision. He came up with Trek to get PAID.

Let me give you an example of how badly Gene wanted to get paid. Did you know that the opening theme music from TOS actually has lyrics that were written by Roddenberry? Know why he wrote lyrics? So he could claim half of the music composers royalty. He (luckily) backed off from using the lyrics, but it goes to show that what some people think of as Saint Gene was actually just a Hollywood producer who had a good idea and was more than happy to get what he could get out of it financially.

Nothing wrong with wanting to get paid either, but Cryptic is taking the dilithium surcharge thing just a bit far.


When Fasa broke cannon Gene R pulled there lisence
And shut them down concerning star trek products

At that time they were the largest gaming company
And star trek was there biggest product

They had 5 manuals within 3 months of publishing when
The TNG Officers manual came out with it's UnCannon
Gene R lost a lot of money preserving ST cannon

To make him out as a profiteer is false
He made a good product and was well paid
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