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Old May 5 2010, 11:08 PM   #1
jefferiestubes8
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Space Western & Star Trek

Space Western is a subgenre of science fiction, primarily grounded in film and television, that transposes themes of American Western books and film to a backdrop of futuristic space frontiers; it is the complement of the science fiction Western, which transposes science fiction themes onto an American Western setting.
as we all know:
When Gene Roddenberry first pitched his Star Trek TV series, which depicts space as "the Final Frontier", his sales pitches to the Western-fixated TV network executives of the 1960s described his science fiction TV show as a "Wagon Train to the Stars", based on the 1950s-60s Western TV series of the same name.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Western

A very Western Star Trek was the ENT episode
North Star. Synopsis: "Enterprise discovers a settlement of humans living a 19th-century Western lifestyle on a Delphic Expanse planet,

It's funny to see that Wiki also mantions
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier - the scenes on Nimbus III are heavily influenced by Westerns
I have not heard of
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The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers is a cartoon example of the Space Western theme.
The series combined sci-fi stories with a typical wild-west-"feel", fusing elements of space opera with the traditional fantasy elements of sword and sorcery.
When the series originally aired, the 65 episodes were broadcast five days a week until they had all been shown. The episodes were for the most part aired out of order.
per Wiki
I see there is a thread from last year on this at TrekBBS
The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers

Would The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers, or the other late 1980s American space Western animated television series BraveStarr be possible for a CGI animated remake or a primetime rated TV14 live-action series? Would it work for adults?
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