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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby Al Shut on Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:11 pm

Every show needs to bow down in front of Raumpatrouille Orion :-P
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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby DerLanghaarige on Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:11 pm

Al Shut wrote:Every show needs to bow down in front of Raumpatrouille Orion :-P


Quoted for truth!

And Star Trek never had such awesome dance scenes
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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby Al Shut on Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:20 pm

The silliest 'futuristic' dance this site of Buck Rogers
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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby Fried Gold on Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:30 pm

stereosforgeeks wrote:I ould love to see Straczynski tackle another show but since Jeremiah (an underrated but flawed show as well). he doesnt seem too interested.

Now he's in the Oscar nominated screenwriters bracket, I can't see him concentrating on TV any time soon.

stereosforgeeks wrote:You'd still need to get the movies though.

I thought "The Beginning" was pretty good. And that one with the giant alien artifact was half decent. The others...not too hot. And "The Lost Tales" was awful.
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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby stereosforgeeks on Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:16 pm

Fried Gold wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:I ould love to see Straczynski tackle another show but since Jeremiah (an underrated but flawed show as well). he doesnt seem too interested.

Now he's in the Oscar nominated screenwriters bracket, I can't see him concentrating on TV any time soon.

stereosforgeeks wrote:You'd still need to get the movies though.

I thought "The Beginning" was pretty good. And that one with the giant alien artifact was half decent. The others...not too hot. And "The Lost Tales" was awful.


The beginning is good. I feel like you have to watch the movies though just so the continuity works out. Most are pretty forgettable though.
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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby TheButcher on Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:37 pm

From io9:
Read the first draft of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek pitch, starring "Captain April" and the "S.S. Yorktown"
Cyriaque Lamar wrote:On March 11, 1964, Gene Roddenberry handed in the first draft of his Star Trek proposal to NBC. The cast is almost entirely different, but the gist of the show is intact — truly a fascinating "what if."

Here are some select snippets from Roddenberry's draft:

STAR TREK is a "Wagon Train" concept — built around characters who travel to worlds "similar" to our own, and meet the action-adventure-drama which become our stories. Their transportation is the cruiser "S.S. Yorktown," performing a well-defined and long-range Exploration-Science-Security mission which helps create our format.

The year is "Somewhere in the future." It could be 1995 or maybe even 2995 [...] The "skipper" [is Robert M. April], almost thirty-four, Academy graduate, rank of captain. Clearly the leading man and central character. This role is designated for an actor of top repute and ability. A shorthand sketch of Robert April might be "A space-age Captain Horation [sic] Hornblower."


If you've never seen this, it's definitely worth a peek. You can read more from this draft — including a description of a "Satanic" Mr. Spock —via this PDF.
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Re: Star Trek TOS

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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby Fried Gold on Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:24 pm

I'm putting this here, because there's no better place for it: Every episode of Voyager, handily summed up into one 3 minute short.

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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby papalazeru on Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:02 am

Scarily accurate FG.
Papa: The musical!

Padders: "Not very classy! Not very classy at all!"
So Sorry "I'll give you a word to describe it: classless."
Cptn Kirks 2pay: ".....utterly unclassy....."
DennisMM: "...Decidedly unclassy..."
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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby TheButcher on Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:34 am

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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby Fried Gold on Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:42 am


Even you are getting your NEWZ links mixed up now.
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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby so sorry on Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:38 am

Fried Gold wrote:

Even you are getting your NEWZ links mixed up now.



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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby TheButcher on Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:05 pm

so sorry wrote:
Fried Gold wrote:

Even you are getting your NEWZ links mixed up now.



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How Today's Technology Is Rapidly Catching Up to Star Trek
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Re: Star Trek 'The Cage'

Postby TheButcher on Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:02 am

'Star Trek' Flashback: Leonard Nimoy Notes 50 Year Anniversary of Original Pilot Shoot
The actor notes the anniversary of production on 'The Cage,' which didn't air in full on TV until 1988
Dec. 3 may not feel like an important day in the annals of science fiction, but leave it to Leonard Nimoy to reveal the hidden truth, via Twitter
Leonard Nimoy wrote:50 years ago today we 're shooting the first Star Trek pilot. LLAP

Note that he said “the first” pilot. He’s referring to “The Cage,” written by show creator Gene Roddenberry and directed by Robert Butler, which was presented to — and rejected by — NBC more than a year before the series finally debuted in 1966. Despite being turned down by the network, and featuring a cast almost entirely different from the show fans would come to love later, “The Cage” actually made it to air as part of the first season of Star Trek, with scenes edited into a two-part story titled “The Menagerie” that aired Nov. 17 and 24, 1966.

Although “The Cage” was rejected on grounds of being “too slow” and “too intellectual [with] not enough action,” NBC wasn’t ready to say no to the series just yet, asking Roddenberry to rework the concept and create a second pilot. In the process of reworking, he dropped the entire cast with the exception of Nimoy and brought in William Shatner as the new captain of the Starship Enterprise. A legend was about to be born.

As Star Trek gained popularity, the original version of “The Cage” became popular in its own right; it was screened at fan conventions before being released on home video in 1986 as part of the show’s 20th anniversary celebrations. It wasn’t until 1988 that it finally aired on television, as part of a franchise retrospective titled The Star Trek Saga: From One Generation to the Next.

The official 50th anniversary of Star Trek is 2016 — Sept. 8, 2016, to be exact — but the roots of the entire mythology have already reached their half-century mark. Happy birthday, Captain Christopher Pike, Number One and Dr. Boyce. In some mirror universe somewhere, you went as boldly as Kirk, Spock and Bones, and for just as long.



'Star Trek': The Unexpected Afterlife of the Doomed First Crew
NBC passed on the original pilot, but the characters lived on in comic books and novels
Graeme McMillan wrote:The most well-known character from "The Cage," meanwhile, would prove to be the one constant through all Star Trek history. Spock was merely a science officer with uneven bangs in that first pilot. But he'd go on to become central to the original Trek series and subsequent movies, and would be the connective tissue between Trek as-was and the 2009 reboot of the franchise. "The Cage" might have been turned down by network higher-ups, but the longevity of Spock — and Star Trek in general — shows that Gene Roddenberry knew what he was doing. As seems only fitting for a science fiction concept, he was merely ahead of his time.


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Re: Star Trek TOS

Postby TheButcher on Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:30 am

BMD:
STAR TREK At 50
Why we still boldly go, 50 years later.

AICN:
50 Years Ago Today STAR TREK Hit NBC!!
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