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Brian Hague
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Posted: 08 February 2019 at 12:20am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

It may be worth noting that Roddenberry and his team rewrote every script that came across their desks, often several times. It was one of the points of contention between Gene L. Coon and Roddenberry that he would bring in fine, accomplished professionals whose work would then be papered over by Roddenberry, who was intent upon having creative ownership of Trek in all respects, from the great to the small.

Roddenberry was there for "Mudd's Women," and that script received a great deal of attention since it was one of their first. He was completely absent during the final stages of "I, Mudd" and only found out about the high level of humor it contained after the fact. "I, Mudd" was another straw on the camel's back of Coon's involvement with the show and thereafter held by Roddenberry of an example of how NOT to do Trek. 

Had Roddenberry not been away working on his Robin Hood project, I wonder what might have been done to bring "I, Mudd" a little closer to the earth, so to speak, and whether or not Mudd himself would have a more dangerous edge.

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Posted: 08 February 2019 at 7:30am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

It may be worth noting that Roddenberry and his team rewrote every script that came across their desks, often several times.

Everybody knows that only happened to Harlan!!

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