How would Gene feel about the commercialization of Star Trek?
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Join Date: Jun 2012
02-18-2013, 02:16 AM
Who cares what Gene would think?
TOS was great for its time, and for its audience, but let's face it... when Gene was allowed a heavier hand in the development of anything Star Trek post-TOS, it was awful.
The first movie is horribly boring, and the first two seasons are largely the worst parts of TNG. Once Gene let go of Star Trek, it started becoming something really good again, and something more relate-able to the audiences.
Gene didn't know how to make something "timeless", and as said before in this thread, he wasn't exactly a paragon of integrity. We really shouldn't worry about what he would or wouldn't say, since he turned into the anchor around Star Trek's neck anyway.