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Old February 6 2009, 12:59 PM   #38
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Re: So, Pulse weapons.

Cyke101 wrote: View Post

IIRC, plans for a Star Trek show came first, not a feature film. When SW came out and became a smash, the pilot's script was turned into TMP. Had Trek gone down the route of TV show instead of film, there's a decent chance that it would have failed, like Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers at the time.

Besides, prior to that, there wasn't much demand for sci-fi movies anyway. 2001 was more of a critical favorite than a financial smash.
There were plans for a film prior to Star Wars. The cast talked about it on 'Tomorrow' with Tom Snyder in 1976 (youtube link).
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