Sunday, September 09, 2012

‘Star Trek’ at 46
It was this kid’s idea of a grown-up show! President Johnson’s Great Society in space, good and bad, on top of a standard space serial (Gene Roddenberry’s means to preach). The John Birch Society pointed out to me that if you think about it, its good guys’ government is totalitarian. Liberty magazine: ‘A pinko TV show.’ Interesting to read the draft of the show: it was never serious science fiction (so there was dramatic license like the universe being human and speaking English) but fables. Some great characters, OK stories and beautiful women.

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