For 17 years I was by his side
Gene and I worked closely for 17 years. Whenever I happened to mention to someone that I worked for Gene Roddenberry, he would correct me: "You work with me," he would say. This picture captured one of these moments. We were visiting the set of "Ménage à Troi," the episode I wrote with Fred Bronson, when the photographer took this shot. Gene was so proud of me, too, telling everyone what a great job he thought I had done with the script. This was one of the happiest days in all my 17 years with him.