"Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few . . . or the one."
When I was a little kid, I loved this show you may have heard of called Star Trek. When I was a teenager, I worked on a show called Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was like Star Trek, but with jumpsuits and snazzier special effects.
They were both popular programs, inspiring and bringing joy to generations of viewers, while putting loads of cash into the pockets of Paramount and its shareholders.
Today, the WGA is having a Star Trek picket at Paramount to honor the people -- like Harlan Ellison, John D. F. Black and Ron Moore -- whose stories over the years made Star Trek such an important part of our culture, and inspired writers, actors, engineers, and others to reach out for the stars.
The picket is scheduled from 11-3 at Paramount's Windsor gate. I'll be there, and I hope you'll all join me, at least in spirit, as we thank the people who made Star Trek possible, and fight for the rights of the next generation of writers.