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Old 04-21-2012, 01:07 PM
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Never overestimate Roddenberry's writing skills.

But you can see some of that TMP novelisation stuff in early TNG and a bit in TMP as well. He was very into sex. Fairly free sex at that. Can't say I disagree there of course!
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:20 PM
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Never overestimate Roddenberry's writing skills.

But you can see some of that TMP novelisation stuff in early TNG and a bit in TMP as well. He was very into sex. Fairly free sex at that. Can't say I disagree there of course!
I noticed that. There was a lot of that going on in the novel. And his writing skills were definitely lacking
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:03 PM
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Roddenberry just wasn't a prude about sex and sexuality--never was. He also came from the pulp sci-fi/comic book era in which wild ideas (by our current standards) wasn't quickly scoffed at on internet message boards.

I actually enjoyed Roddenberry's novelization of TMP and thought he really added a lot of depth to a story that otherwise relied mostly on visuals except towards the end. He even came up with a very simplified "layman's" explanation for warp drive that I think is the best in any Trek novel. The various in-universe background footnotes he added here and there also featured one that addressed (albeit indirectly) the Kirk-Spock slash fan fiction that had been going on in fanzines for quite awhile.
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