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Old August 1 2013, 12:34 AM   #32
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Re: TNG's "Too Short a Season" with Kirk...

Melakon wrote: View Post
Well, the revised final draft was written a year after Star Trek IV came out, so the TOS cast was still coasting on that, and Shatner's contract gave him the right to direct the next film. So that could come into play as well.

Memory Alpha seems to make no mention of a Shatner or "Private Little War" connection, so we all may be suffering communal influence from all those encyclopedias and episode guides and technical manuals we're always buying.
Kirk could have died in TSaS and still go on to appear in Star Trek movies. Generations would have been different, but we really wouldn't have needed a passing of the torch by then, since we already would have had Kirk in TSaS, Spock in Unification, McCoy in Encounter at Farpoint and Scotty in Relics.

Melakon wrote: View Post
Well, the revised final draft was written a year after Star Trek IV came out, so the TOS cast was still coasting on that, and Shatner's contract gave him the right to direct the next film. So that could come into play as well.

Memory Alpha seems to make no mention of a Shatner or "Private Little War" connection, so we all may be suffering communal influence from all those encyclopedias and episode guides and technical manuals we're always buying.
Well, we must not be the only ones. This guy named Nic seemed to say the exact same thing back in 2009 on Jammer's Review website:

Nic - Sat, Jul 25, 2009 - 10:10am (USA Central)
I thought your comment about the center of "Too Short a Season" being the guest character. Did you know that this episode was originally conceived as an episode where Kirk comes back to face a decision he made in an episode of TOS (I think it was "A Private Little War"). However, William Shatner refused to do a guest appearence because he said the show was trash (though I'm sure his ego was involved in the decision).
It makes you wonder how different the series would have been if Kirk had appeared in this episode. For one thing, all subsequent Star Trek films (especially "Generations") would have been very different.
Apparently, even GalaxyX said the same thing on this site back in 2008. http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?...4&postcount=49

We're all suffering from some mass delusion, it seems.
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