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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

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  2. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    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

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    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

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    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....

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    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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