Re: Space Western & Star Trek
Of course, Star Trek ditched the "space western" idea very early on its run, so if you want to go back to that idea you'd have to retool it a bit.
Indeed. I've always thought the Wagon Train
reference had more to do with the episodic format than any specific ties to the Western genre. Unlike Gunsmoke
, Wagon Train
was always on the move, with new settings, plot issues and guest stars every week, and then on to somewhere else. That gave the writers a lot of freedom, which I think was something that appealed to GR for his new show.
Some of the early S1 episodes have a Westernish, "settling the frontier" feel to them, though.
The basic plot of "Mudd's Women" pops in westerns a lot.
The boring one, the one with Khan, the one where Spock returns, the one with whales, the dumb one, the last one, the one with Kirk, the one with the Borg, the stupid one, the bad one, the new one, the other one with Khan.