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Forum Name: Undocumented Features General
Topic ID: 2354
Message ID: 18
#18, RE: UF Universe Trivia
Posted by eriktown on Jun-25-17 at 02:47 AM
In response to message #15

>Roddenberry wrote the TMP novelization himself, IIRC, so I think it's
>probably the most direct conduit to the frustration he must have felt
>pretty much daily at the fact that literally no one else
>involved in the development and production of Star Trek shared
>the full extent of his idealized vision. He had to sell it to the
>network as Wagon Train to the Stars and Wagon Train to the
it has remained forevermore, in spite of his most
>strident efforts to steer it back onto what he considered its
>proper course, most notably in the early going of Next

I have to wonder what he would have made of Iain M. Banks's Culture novels, which take his ideals to their logical extreme. The Federation sometimes seems like a precursor phase of a Culture-like civilization.