How would Gene feel about the commercialization of Star Trek?
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02-18-2013, 04:45 AM
Gene was just a regular guy that made a TV show that happened to appeal to people who tend to get quite fanatical about the genre in general.
He wanted to get rich as much as anybody, he had strained relationships with his family and was in no way shape or form the ideal person. He lived in the real world with the rest of us.
Yes he had a wonderful vision of the future where mankind had put aside its differences and stopped fighting each other, but when you really think about it, how unique is that vision? The vast majority of people want a world without violence and war. Just most of us are not tv writers.
Star Trek has been commercialized for decades. go to any convention, buy any memorabilia, get any actors autograph and you pay through the nose. Gene would have had no problem with that. yes he probably would not like the overall direction of the story in STO but I'm certain he would not have liked DS9 either, or some of the later parts of TNG either, but they are what they are.
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