I'm pretty sure Gene & Majel had an open relationship, which simply metamorphosed into an open marriage (circa ‘69). And when Nichelle Nichols was sexually involved with Gene, he was presumably also involved with Majel Barrett (this is all even before TREK); of which then became 'a love triangle' (excluding Gene's then wife), until Nichelle tapped-out, mainly because she felt Majel actually loved Gene. Whereas she didn't & didn't want to be the other woman to the other woman, since she also knew Majel, but only as an acquaintance.Bruce wrote: ↑Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:47 pm No, Gene -- leave this one undefiled by your middle-aged, adulterous ... probe! You and your damnable casting couch!!
Why did Roddenberry have to be so lecherous? How is it that Nurse Chapel failed so miserably in keeping him sufficiently sated ... and completely satisfied? Perhaps she was up to the challenge, until Persis came along to erode, compromise -- and violate -- their sacred trust ...
Truly an exceptional beauty in all her states: bald ... coiffed ... and everything in between. I can only imagine that her Hindu beliefs are what prevented her from revealing all to her cinematic audience around the world. Having a heart condition so young, though, with so much going for her, must've driven her to distraction. Undoubtedly, contributing to her reputed malfeasance.
And Gene, like a significant no. of Americans (circa ‘60's-‘70's), turned his back on the religion he was raised on. Had countless affairs with women he worked with (during his first marriage), even before finding himself hustling for Hollywood. He considered himself 'a humanist'; although, in actuality, someone more likely along the lines of the infamous Harvey Weinstein. Plus of course, not something TREK fans are all that pleased any of those quite unsavory reality trivia facts n' details, finally had surfaced.
I’ve never came across anything about any of Gene’s indiscretions & not a peep or a word, not until the advent of the internet age. Anyway, all highly likely Persis & Gene had a brief sexual affair (circa ‘77-‘78), even would bet money on it, too. I was able to rapidly assimilate enough required information to make an informed assessment, thankfully. No stopping this Borg Cube (& I know, it sounds Swedish).