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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old June 10 2014, 12:04 AM   #31
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Re: Star Trek II: The God Thing

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Even though I bet it is filled with scientific howlers that would make out of date references to Mercury keeping one side facing the sun at all times seem modest by comparison, I am still craving the release of any treatment or screenplay for PLANET OF THE TITANS. The general storyline just sounds like it could make for a decent generic trek adventure movie even if it may not have made a great TOS story.

I just wish we could have seen a full sized Ken Adam ship model and not just the study models. Drax's station in Moonraker is probably what Adam had in mind for the Enterprise set
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Old June 10 2014, 01:24 AM   #32
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MOONRAKER is definitely the beneficiary of Adam's months on TITANS. But there's a lot of serendipity at work on MR, given that for the first time the Bond people abandoned England to shoot in France, and were able to use Pompidou Centre for some bits, which also fits with the hamster tube approach seen aboard the station and on the ground in Drax's Venice lab.

The Mondrian-style launch complex interior is utterly wonderful, and I could easily see something like that in TITANS if there had been any slight justification to go that route. The 'space brain' TITANS sketches are hard for me to figure out, as it looks like a base made out of rock candy.
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Old June 10 2014, 01:34 AM   #33
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Now wasn't there a ST II story treatment of a male and female duo that found Khan?
They REPLACED Khan as the antagonist, they didn't feature along with him. Was Peeples' take on things, which also introduced Saavik being female.
I'm a big fan of Peeples' teleplay for WNMHGB, and have always wanted to read his "Worlds That Never Were" screenplay for the second Trek film. Is it available anywhere?
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Old June 10 2014, 01:53 AM   #34
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You got me. I kinda think that maybe folks at STAR TREK THE MAGAZINE may have had a copy, since they included some info about it in an issue that didn't appear in TMOST2, like the polar bear crewmember, but that's just a guess.
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Old June 10 2014, 02:53 AM   #35
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^^^I saw a copy a while back being sold on some ebay-like site for a couple hundred bucks. Not that interested...

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Old June 12 2014, 05:04 PM   #36
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How does the novelization compare to the script?
Novelization?
The TMP novelization, I'd assume. And there are several concepts which leaked into Roddenberry's later novel, including the notion of Spock telepathically linking with Kirk while kneeling before the High Masters on Vulcan (in the very opening of the script), etc.

That particular one didn't make it into the final film, and it's clear that Gene decided to reuse several of them when writing the book.
He also used some of the transporter accident description as well.
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Old July 7 2014, 08:41 AM   #37
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I really don't want to cast into the role of the thread's resident whiny bitch, but what are Rod Roddenberry's intentions concerning the release of the full ST:TGT script? I'd be perfectly happy to purchase a copy (or ten) from Roddenberry.com if that is the plan, but some sort of timetable would be very much appreciated.
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Old July 7 2014, 02:46 PM   #38
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He probably needs to find some ghostwriter to take all the italics out of moments like God's wrath PULVERIZES Sulu below the waist, instantly vaporizing his legs!
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Old July 8 2014, 12:06 PM   #39
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He probably needs to find some ghostwriter to take all the italics out of moments like God's wrath PULVERIZES Sulu below the waist, instantly vaporizing his legs!
*pictures the introduction to Eddie Murphy's character in Trading Places*

Luckily the piece of writing in question is a screenplay (where italics or UPPER CASE are apparently accepted methods of describing sequences not involving dialog) as opposed to a novelization.
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Old July 8 2014, 02:24 PM   #40
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I remember getting my spec kicked back from agents just because I had one sentence italicized in 1989 ... I was differentiating from the other big moments that used underline and caps, which were okay, because this was a big big moment (character shot with a Gyrojet, essentially a rocket propelled bullet) but they still mostly said 'can't do that.'
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Old July 8 2014, 02:48 PM   #41
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I remember getting my spec kicked back from agents just because I had one sentence italicized in 1989 ... I was differentiating from the other big moments that used underline and caps, which were okay, because this was a big big moment (character shot with a Gyrojet, essentially a rocket propelled bullet) but they still mostly said 'can't do that.'
Gyrojet guns remind me of Star Frontiers. Anyone remember that one?

Sorry I'm off topic.
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Old July 9 2014, 01:59 PM   #42
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I remember getting my spec kicked back from agents just because I had one sentence italicized in 1989 ... I was differentiating from the other big moments that used underline and caps, which were okay, because this was a big big moment (character shot with a Gyrojet, essentially a rocket propelled bullet) but they still mostly said 'can't do that.'
Gyrojet guns remind me of Star Frontiers. Anyone remember that one?

Sorry I'm off topic.
Was that a game in a flat box from the 70s? I remember something that had hex shaped grids for starfields that was WAY too complicated for me to figure out how to play, it used to be advertised on the back of sci fi mags. I know Gyrojets from my grandfather's old gun manuals and later, from reading Larry Niven stories.
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Old July 9 2014, 06:32 PM   #43
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I remember getting my spec kicked back from agents just because I had one sentence italicized in 1989 ... I was differentiating from the other big moments that used underline and caps, which were okay, because this was a big big moment (character shot with a Gyrojet, essentially a rocket propelled bullet) but they still mostly said 'can't do that.'
Gyrojet guns remind me of Star Frontiers. Anyone remember that one?

Sorry I'm off topic.
Was that a game in a flat box from the 70s? I remember something that had hex shaped grids for starfields that was WAY too complicated for me to figure out how to play, it used to be advertised on the back of sci fi mags. I know Gyrojets from my grandfather's old gun manuals and later, from reading Larry Niven stories.
It was from TSR, as a futuristic type role playing game with a hex grid spaceship game associated with it. It had two 10 sided dice for percentage rolls. I think it was released in 82. I knew they didn't make that up, but they used it quite a bit. They also had regular bullet weapons, needle shooting guns, and lasers.
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Old July 10 2014, 10:37 AM   #44
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He probably needs to find some ghostwriter to take all the italics out of moments like God's wrath PULVERIZES Sulu below the waist, instantly vaporizing his legs!
You obviously never read Damon Lindelof's screenplay for Prometheus, then. Roddenberry's writing is downright subtle by comparison.
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Old July 10 2014, 02:25 PM   #45
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I doubt you could pay me to read that guy's PROMETHEUS, I feel bad enough just for having seen the damned movie, which was probably my biggest letdown theatrically outside of TMP and the MATRIX sequels.
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