Commentary: Trek Stars 85: Roddenberry's Rosebud / by Mike Schindler

Roddenberry II: Pretty Maids All in a Row.

Despite having written dozens of hours of television, Gene Roddenberry is only responsible for writing one feature film. That film is Pretty Maids All In a Row, directed by Roger Vadim and starring Rock Hudson.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Mike and Max are joined by film critic Todd Gilchrist to take a look at the film, which Roddenberry also produced. We discuss the social commentary present in an otherwise exploitational sex comedy, the simililarities between Roddenberry and Vadim as artists, and whether or not this film is the missing piece in understanding Roddenberry's personality. We also ponder why Quentin Tarantino calls it one of the best films of all time.

Running Time: 58 minutes 9 Seconds


Mike Schindler and Max Hegel



Todd Gilchrist



Roger Vadim (6:08)
Pretty Maids All in a Row (15:26)
A Roddenberry Production (22:56)
Quentin Tarantino (33:14)
Wrap-up (46:16)



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