Thank God There's Not a "George's Journal" ...
September 2, 2009 8:32 PM Subscribe
"Hi. My name is Gene and this is my journal.
" Young Gene Roddenberry meets two Garfield-eyed aliens who proceed to take him everywhere in their exploration of this strange planet Earth. In the process, we see where Gene came up with the idea of a unified borderless
world that would allow dashing starship captains
to seek out new life and new civilizations
, boldly going where no one has gone before
. We see where Gene first met tribbles
, Orion slave girls
, and the Guardian of Forever
, and how Gene came up with phasers
, the Prime Directive
, food replicators
(from which he orders gagh
androids, and the Enterprise
Some perennial Star Trek
secrets are finally revealed: why redshirts
always die, sometimes in transporter accidents
; the secret origin of IDIC
; a really good use for warp nacelles
; and why there are no bathrooms on the Starship Enterprise
The author even pays attention to the non-Trek
areas of Roddenberry's life: young Gene has a major crush on his teacher, Miss Chapel
, and would like to maybe be a fighter pilot
when he grows up.
There's even one
references to, ahem, the Distinguished Competition.
"You're one weird kid, Gene Roddenberry.