Gene Roddenberry: I had insisted on half women on board (the Enterprise). The network came to me and said, "You can't have half women. Our people say it will make it look like a ship with all sorts of mad sexual things going on -- half men and half women." So we argued about it like a poker game and they finally said, "Okay. We'll settle for one-third women." I figured one-third women could take care of the males anyway.