Sci-fi films are the epic films of the day because we can no longer put 10,000 extras in the scene – but we can draw thousands of aliens with computers.
Nobody could have imagined the phenomenon that ‘Star Trek’ became. It’s still almost impossible to imagine.
I think the supernatural is a catch-all for everything we don’t understand about the vast other parts of life that we cannot perceive.
Here’s something pompous – you take your day and artistically create it, so every moment has an artistic flavor.
One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.
But if you want to know the truth, the weirdest thing that has happened has been my discovery that people who attend the conventions are filled with love.
There’s an ecstasy about doing something really good on film: the composition of a shot, the drama within the shot, the texture… It’s palpable.
Writing is truly a creative art – putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.
I think of doing a series as very hard work. But then I’ve talked to coal miners, and that’s really hard work.
If you make a fool of yourself, you can do it with dignity, without taking your pants down. And if you do take your pants down, you can still do it with dignity.
No, I don’t regret anything at this point. That may change on the next phone call, but at the moment I don’t regret anything.
If you read my books, especially the Star Trek books and the Quest for Tomorrow books, you’ll see in them the core theme of the basic humanistic questions that Star Trek asked.
Spencer Tracy was a man who did very much what I do on a set, and that is, he comes down and he does his job, and then he goes back to his dressing room.
In my proudest moments, I think I had a real hand in the creative force of making “Star Trek.” But most of the time, I don’t think about it.
Babies have big heads and big eyes, and tiny little bodies with tiny little arms and legs. So did the aliens at Roswell! I rest my case.