Saturday, August 12, 2006

A Gene Roddenberry Production: Pretty Maids All in a Row

What did Gene Roddenberry do after STAR TREK was cancelled? He tried to get into the big-time movie business.

He wrote and produced PRETTY MAIDS IN A ROW in 1971, which will have a very early Sunday morning showing on Turner Classic Movies.

Mark Evanier has a good write up about this rather not-so-good movie, and his personal interest in it. My thanks to him for letting me in on all this!

The film was not successful, and by 1973, Roddenberry was back in television, producing the first of a couple of TV pilots, GENESIS II, and STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES.

Even though I've heard the movie's a clunker, I'll try to watch it. Actually, it looks like a precursor to all the teen raunch sex sorta movies that are all the rage. Again, Roddenberry was ahead of his time!

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