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Old August 21 2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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Roddenberry's other children...

Genesis II, Planet Earth, The Questor Tapes...
1) Who's seen them?
2) what did you think?
3) When the heck are they ever gonna be on DVD?!?!?!?!
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Old August 21 2009, 03:40 PM   #2
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Re: Roddenberry's other children...

1.) I haven't.
2.) What I've read about them has seemed pretty interesting.
3.) Right...now! No, now! No...wait...wait...for it...wait...now! No? Damn it...
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Old August 21 2009, 03:57 PM   #3
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Re: Roddenberry's other children...

Haven't seen 'em. But now i have to google them to see what i have been missing.

The more important question for me is, "WHEN WILL THEY PUT MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE ON DVD?????????" (insert every fracken expletive you can think of here)
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Old August 21 2009, 04:06 PM   #4
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Re: Roddenberry's other children...

barnaclelapse wrote: View Post
1.) I haven't.
Yeoman Randi wrote: View Post
Haven't seen 'em.
Wow, you kids are in for a treat if they ever do come out!
Three cool pilots from '73-'74 that ROCKED!
Of course, they rocked so hard that they scared the networks with their high-mindedness. And Gene had no taste for dumbing down his stuff more than he already had for the suits...
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Old August 21 2009, 04:09 PM   #5
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Re: Roddenberry's other children...

LOLing at 'kids'. i suspect i am old enough to be your mother! I do remember the titles, and it is entirely possible that i did see them. Im just so brain dead now that i may not remember......
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Old August 21 2009, 04:28 PM   #6
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Re: Roddenberry's other children...

I liked Genesis II. Haven't found a copy of Questor but still looking. Loved the first season of Earth:Final Conflict but gave up when Boone left.
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Old August 21 2009, 04:28 PM   #7
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Re: Roddenberry's other children...

Yeoman Randi wrote: View Post
LOLing at 'kids'. i suspect i am old enough to be your mother!
Don't bet on it...ever see Highlander?

There can be only one, and I'm pretty old.
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Old August 21 2009, 04:33 PM   #8
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Re: Roddenberry's other children...

I remember the Christopher Lambert one, but i suspect that was not the original.
(i'm 52, 53 in nov.)

but....young. i feel young. (especially after seeing NuTrek. i swear, i lost 10 years at each viewing. nothing has had that kind of effect on me,...ever).
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Old August 21 2009, 04:33 PM   #9
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Re: Roddenberry's other children...

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I liked Genesis II.
Did you see when Gene re-made it with John Saxon as "Planet Earth"? It was textbook "Cage" vs. "Where No Man Has Gone Before" syndrome.
Haven't found a copy of Questor but still looking.
It's so cool to see some of Data's character origins in Questor.
Loved the first season of Earth:Final Conflict but gave up when Boone left.
Actually, that wasn't Gene, just junk based loosely on his notes, as I understand it.
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Old August 21 2009, 04:37 PM   #10
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Re: Roddenberry's other children...

Yeoman Randi wrote: View Post
I remember the Christopher Lambert one, but i suspect that was not the original.
It was.
(i'm 52, 53 in nov.)
Old enough to be my sister, at any rate.
(49 Here)

but....young. i feel young. (especially after seeing NuTrek. i swear, i lost 10 years at each viewing. nothing has had that kind of effect on me,...ever).
Trek fans tend to be physically 10 years younger than their chronological age- I think it's the chronoton particles...
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Old August 21 2009, 04:43 PM   #11
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^ There ya go!
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Old August 21 2009, 06:00 PM   #12
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Re: Roddenberry's other children...

Chrisisall wrote: View Post
Genesis II, Planet Earth, The Questor Tapes...
1) Who's seen them?
2) what did you think?
3) When the heck are they ever gonna be on DVD?!?!?!?!
1) Me

2) Liked QT. GII and PE are the same show slightly tweaked. Like the one with John Saxon better.

3) Good question

The best of GR other kids was Spectre.
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Old August 21 2009, 07:34 PM   #13
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The best of GR other kids was Spectre.
Holy crap, I must have blanked there! Thanks- that was great too! 1977, Robert Culp! I think I was remembering "Baffled!" & thinking it wasn't Roddenberry, just Nimoy, and "Spectre" went right outta my head!
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Old August 22 2009, 12:08 AM   #14
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Re: Roddenberry's other children...

I've enjoyed QUESTOR every time I watched it, but I also think that it would never have gotten better than that first pilot.

Reason1 - the most interesting character was the antagonist, who would definitely not be back intact.

Reason2 - Gene Coon did the rewrite they shot, or something close to it. I'm thinking that antagonist is mostly Coon's work. Coon was dead before they shot anything, so again, all downhill after that.

GII was kinda slow, PE was fun (made me think Saxon might have been an okay Kirk), but none of them really knock me out, SPECTRE included, though Culp and Young is awesome casting.
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Old August 22 2009, 12:35 AM   #15
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The best of GR other kids was Spectre.

I loved Spectre. It freaked me out when I first saw it as a kid many moons ago. I recorded it when the Sci-Fi Channel aired it several years ago, and it holds up very well. Too bad this never went to a series.

Sean

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