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Old April 27 2010, 01:42 AM   #28
Captain Robert April
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Re: Nacelle rear spheres: conjectures.

I don't think they ever really planned to air "Where No Man Has Gone Before". Not unusual, since a lot of shows never air their pilots; major cast changes are quite typical between a pilot and regular production. Star Trek just didn't have enough ready-to-air episodes ready to avoid using that pilot, and had to incorporate the even more divergent first pilot into a two-part clip show just to be able to make their airdates. Reusing stock effects footage is small potatoes by comparison.
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