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Old June 29 2013, 04:21 PM   #46
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Of course. Work has gotten in the way of my entry for this week -- on the origin of the star date system -- but I think I'll be able to keep up my schedule of one post per week.
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Old June 29 2013, 11:04 PM   #47
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"City" oughta be a fun one to debunk.
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Old June 30 2013, 01:06 AM   #48
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"City" oughta be a fun one to debunk.
Please don't rune it for me.
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Old June 30 2013, 01:46 AM   #49
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^^^An interesting point. Maybe I'm missing something, but I've heard the story of how the set constructors mistook the word "runes" for "ruins," etc. Only thing is, unless my memory fails me, the word "runes" is not in Ellison's script, or at least the two versions that have been published. I looked for it.

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Old July 2 2013, 06:31 PM   #50
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Here's another oddball from "Inside Star Trek" -- according to Memory Alpha:

Sally Kellerman had no problems with the silver contact lenses required for the role. (Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, p. 80) She did, however, have a problem with Dehner's uniform. Due to embarrassment over the fact that the tight costume was particularly close-fitting around her crotch area, Kellerman was given a "space clipboard" prop that she held close to her, covering up the problem, and was shot from the waist up, whenever possible.
Oddly, Kellerman never held a "space clipboard" in the episode, but it does appear that here trousers are ill-fitting, like some adjustments were made alleviate the issue.
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Old July 3 2013, 09:17 PM   #51
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I think this week's post on star dates is a little rougher than the previous two, but I wanted to get something out there.
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Old July 4 2013, 12:22 AM   #52
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^Heck, I'm just glad you did one that wasn't demolishing something from Inside Star Trek. I was starting to wonder if you were picking on that book. Good to see you're critiquing other sources as well. I actually didn't know a lot of this stuff about stardate origin claims.
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Old July 4 2013, 01:04 AM   #53
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Don't want to give the impression of picking on that book; it's one of my favorites.

Next week I'll be taking some claims from The Making of Star Trek to task, and the following week I have a piece about the "great phaser caper" from the Solow/Justman book.
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Old July 4 2013, 04:55 AM   #54
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Don't want to give the impression of picking on that book; it's one of my favorites.
I love the book but I appreciate getting things right. I love your Blog, BTW. Great stuff. Thanks for a cool read.

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Old July 4 2013, 10:27 AM   #55
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Don't want to give the impression of picking on that book; it's one of my favorites.

Next week I'll be taking some claims from The Making of Star Trek to task, and the following week I have a piece about the "great phaser caper" from the Solow/Justman book.
For the record, I don't think you've been any harder on Inside Star Trek than any other source, but a lot of people hold it aloft a little too high despite its flaws.
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Old July 4 2013, 02:35 PM   #56
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Part of that scrutiny is that this isn't like the Meyer thing, which was represented as a memoir to cover memory lapses and errors; this is supposed to be the source, so it really needed to be bulletproof as well as entertaining, and deviations from accuracy call more aspects into question, regardless of good intentions.
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Old July 8 2013, 07:04 AM   #57
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My entry this week covers some of the changes between the typed manuscript of The Making of Star Trek and the published book, as well as a few of its inaccuracies.

This is something that I would really like to do in much further detail, but that's a project that I will have to put on hold, since my copy of the book is in storage in Los Angeles and I don't have remote access to the UCLA files. Luckily, I took some detailed notes for an article I published last year.

http://startrekfactcheck.blogspot.co...star-trek.html
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Old July 8 2013, 01:26 PM   #58
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For the record, I don't think you've been any harder on Inside Star Trek than any other source, but a lot of people hold it aloft a little too high despite its flaws.
Agreed--some treat IST as the "Holy Grail" of Trek books, but the opinions expressed in the book should not automatically earn 1st consideration over interviews and/or books from other involved parties--some with a unique, personal perspective.
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Old July 8 2013, 11:20 PM   #59
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Excellent, as always, Harvey. Keep 'em coming.

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My entry this week covers some of the changes between the typed manuscript of The Making of Star Trek and the published book, as well as a few of its inaccuracies.

This is something that I would really like to do in much further detail, but that's a project that I will have to put on hold, since my copy of the book is in storage in Los Angeles and I don't have remote access to the UCLA files. Luckily, I took some detailed notes for an article I published last year.

http://startrekfactcheck.blogspot.co...star-trek.html
Your best article yet! Thanks for all your hard work and research!
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