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Herb Solow, Desilu executive who championed Star Trek, dead at 89

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by cathandler, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. cathandler

    cathandler Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    He also worked at MGM and shepherded other shows like 'Mannix' and 'The Courtship of Eddie's Father' during his career.
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  3. He had quite a career.
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  4. sharedon

    sharedon Forum Zonophone

    A true pioneer. RIP.
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  5. ggergm

    ggergm you've gotta serve somebody

    The book he wrote with Robert Justman, Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, is required reading if you want to know the history of the original series. They were there.

    Warp speed, Mr. Solow.
  6. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

    I met both of them when I worked at Paramount Studios back in 1996. Both of them were very nice. They signed my book. I got rid of it years ago but it was a very good book.
  7. Stratoblaster

    Stratoblaster A skeptical believer....

    Ontario, Canada
    I've read every book regarding the creation of the the original Star Trek series and consider that one the absolute very best, by far.

    It's very much a 'warts-and-all' unvarnished look at the series and personalities that surrounded it and isn't afraid to call out their sometimes dodgy behaviors and motivations. Also a fascinating look under the hood look at the politics and challenges of getting a show produced as well as shining a much needed light onto the others that contributed mightily to Star Trek (it wasn't all Gene as he'd like you to believe). Top notch read...

    Hope your setting a course for 'the second star on the left' Mr. Solow, and know that your work did indeed change many lives. Respect.

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