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Old August 8 2012, 08:36 PM   #29
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Re: Why Did Gene drop Christopher Pike?

An interesting interview (from

Jeffs big enthusiasm at the moment is a pilot he's just finished for a
new Desilu television series that will hopefully be on the air in the
fall. It's a science fiction show -- year 2000, with Jeff playing an
American cosmonaut who patrols the galaxy in a 190,000-ton space
city. The 'ship' carries a crew of 203 people, who visit American
colonies in space as well as unexplored planets.
"We run into pre-historic worlds, contemporary societies and
civilizations far more developed than our own," he said. It's a great
format because writers have a free hand — they can have us land on a
monster-infested planet, or deal in human relations involving the largenumber of people who live together on this gigantic ship.
"We should know within several weeks whether the show's been sold.
It will be an hour long, in color with a regular cast of a half-dozen or
so, and an important guest star part each week. They're calling it 'Star
Trek.' The thing that intrigues me most about the show is that it is
actually based on the Rand Corp.'s projection of things to come.
Except for the fictional characters, it will almost be like getting a look
into the future and some of the predictions will surely come true in our
"With all the weird surroundings of outer space the basic underlying
theme of the show is a philosophical approach to man's relationship to
woman. There are both sexes in the crew, in fact, the first officer is a
Sex in orbit? How intriguing. It's comforting to know there are some
things that just won't ever change!
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