"We’ll, you are just going to have to learn how to bow down and say ‘Master’"
“You’ve got the wrong guy”
These two pages (please take the time to read and offer your thoughts) are from one of Bill Shatner’s books, one that I’ve been meaning to read for a while. I finally understand why there was always conflict between Nimoy and Roddenberry, why they never reconciled, not even in later years, before Roddenberry’s death. I knew, like all the Trekkers do, that they didn’t like each other, but I never knew some of the reasons why.
I see no reason for Shatner to lie while re-telling someone else’s story and yet it’s difficult to swallow the image of Roddenberry, - a known humanist, a creator of something so beyond its time that it’ll live long after we are all dead - saying something like that to a fellow human being.
Nimoy is a much bigger man than many of us who would have said “fuck it all to hell” and walked out, bills, and rent, and supporting the family be damned.
I guess we are all fallible after all, the Great Bird of the Galaxy included.