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Paperback GENE RODDENBERRY: THE LAST CONVERSATION: A DIALOGUE WITH CREATOR OF STAR TREK (Star Trek Series) Book

ISBN: 067152299X

ISBN13: 9780671522995

GENE RODDENBERRY: THE LAST CONVERSATION: A DIALOGUE WITH CREATOR OF STAR TREK (Star Trek Series)

(Book #2 in the Portraits of American Genius Series)

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Described as a mindwalk with Gene Roddenberry, the creator of one of the best-loved series on television, this book is the only biography of Roddenberry written with his complete approval and cooperation. Compiled with an insight gained when the author lived in the Roddenberry home, Star Trek: The Last Conversation intimately captures Gene's philosophy of the future and of humanity.

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A Nun and the Genius

Yvonne Fern a former Nun, spent months with Gene and his wife Majel whom the book is dedicated to. I am not a Trekie and originally bought the book for my son who is a major Star Trek fan. But I opened the book and read a few pages, then a few more pages. Then within days I was 3/4 thru the book and had gained such respect for the man Gene Roddenberry and realized he was much more than the man behind Star Trek. On page 2 I see my Father speaking, thru MsFern/Mr Roddenberry: "Gene Roddenberry did not believe in time. He never spoke of the future in the future tense, to me. It was always, "the future is", not "the future will be". The book is wonderful because it also covers the marriage he had, and the uniqueness of his personaility. On page 95 Ms Fern notes: "Like many writers he carries a population sround inside of him-ideas, fancies,noions,characters,theories,possibilities,dreams. They buzz constantly with opposing suggestions,contraditory philosphies, conflicting needs. They make demands on him that they begiven life." This is why he was a genius. An eccentric of sorts. So many people live "safe" lives. People like Mr Roddenberry take risks and lead the lives they are meant to live. Interetsing that people admire men/women like him, yet how few people are have that spirit of adventure. Mr Roddenberry didn't see race, religion, gender, but LIFE in its fullest form. The book covers his feelings on these subjects as well as sex. This book is a modern day Homer. Everyone should buy it ! I bought copies for my local library.
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