Walt Disney is a fairly apt example, if only on a larger scale than Roddenberry. Such creations and phenomena usually arise from a one person with a singular vision... a philosophy, an outlook, a view of the world which he/she can impart to other creators and inspire them to perpetuate.
I take nothing away from the producers, directors, writers and cast who undoubtably made TREK what it became. But all of it came from GR and his vision, his way of telling this particular story.
The series wasn't wildly different in tone and content every week like an anthology series, despite its episodic format. All those creators shaped characters and stories using their individual talents, but the results came out as they did in a unified, consistent 'world' because they had Gene's vision to guide them. That's a rare thing in the sausage-churning factory of show business.
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