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Negative bio?

Isn't this a very negative biography of Gene Roddenberry? Half of the text is dealing with various misdeeds. I wouldn't want to remove the controversial issues, but it should be supplemented with some more pleasant data. - Bernd

I agree; this is an unfair portray of Eugene Wesley Roddenberry!
Uhm, I believe that has been resolved about an eon ago. Ottens 17:15, 1 Dec 2004 (CET)


Was Gene Roddenberry or is his wife a freemason? (Similar secular humanistic philosophy, the communicator looks like "square & compass"...)

Who gives a crap? How is that relevant? --Werideatdusk 05:51, 6 Aug 2005 (UTC)
How is it not? -- StAkAr Karnak 21:06, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

DYK suggestion

Find a source for this, then add to this article, then maybe re-add to DYK. -- Cid Highwind 23:13, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Unworking note

Does anybody knows the reason why the annotation [1] in "Early life" paragraph, doesn't work? Gifhtalk20.04.2009 23:52 (UTC)

Fixed. It was due to mixing citation styles. -- sulfur 22:41, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Thank's! Gifhtalk21.04.2009 00:52 (UTC)


"Never would a science fiction series become so popular?" What is that about? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Credits section "appearance" list

This page's credits section used an "appearance" list incorrectly in a couple ways. First, the template form for the series (ex: {{TOS}}) is only supposed to be used at the head of a list of episodes from that series, not just any place you want the abbreviation with a colon after it. Use a regular link ([[TOS]]). Second, the counts that appear after branches of the tree in the appearance list are meaningless if leaves contain ranges of episodes. To use the list, the entire range should be added as a sub-list, otherwise the class should not be used. I've removed the class. --bp 07:07, April 6, 2010 (UTC)

Missing Brackets in "Legacy" section

sorry i got no clue about wikis, just delete this after reading the next line: in the chapter 'legacy' two brackets are opened but never closed, please fix this. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

I removed both brackets, since they were poorly formatted and contained information that should be elsewhere. The whole "Legacy" section probably needs a bit of a rewrite.– Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 06:30, October 27, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, and sorry again for creating a mess! The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Gender agreement

Time and again throughout TOS, and the spinoffs, and the movies the starships (every last one of them) are referred to in the feminine. Why then does the article state “Influenced by a fan write-in campaign, NASA even named its prototype space shuttle Enterprise, in recognition of the famed hero ship.” No matter how it reads (or sounds) I believe the text should read "the famed heroine ship." After all, we cannot go back and rewrite the scripts such that every reference is masculine.

Responses/reactions. --ElizabethTlesTucker 12:34, May 9, 2012 (UTC)

Why not simplify that line even further to just "the famed ship"? -- sulfur 15:07, May 9, 2012 (UTC)
Cool!--ElizabethTlesTucker 15:45, May 9, 2012 (UTC)

Roddenberry's views

I know I'm not experienced, but should some stuff be put in on Roddenberry's influence on the show, particularly TNG, where he forced a particular plot to match his views and vision, such as 'The Bonding', Roddenberry's Box, etc., as well as DS9 and TNG running against his vision after his death ('In the Pale Moonlight', 'Section 31', likely the entire Dominion War) ? It seems relevant. 23:15, November 21, 2012 (UTC)

Definition of "Mary Sue"

On this page, a "Mary Sue" is defined as a term to describe "overly perfect original female characters" but in actuality the term refers to self-insertion of the author via a proxy to act out a wish-fulfillment scenario, as is indicated in the Wikipedia entry to which this page links. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

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