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Old October 3 2009, 03:33 PM   #1
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DVDs of 1973-74 Roddenberry pilots Genesis II, Planet Earth

Warner Bros informed TrekWeb that two rare TV Pilots written and produced by the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry in the 1970s will be available for the first time on DVD next Tuesday.
Both Genesis II and Planet Earth will be out on DVD on Tuesday, as part of the new Warner Archive DVD series.

the Planet Earth
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co-starred Diana Muldaur(who later was cast as Doctor Pulaski in Star Trek The Next Generation) in the role of Marg, leader of a Amazon race called "Women of Ruth".
more info here:
http://trekweb.com/stories.php?aid=4ac673728d8ca
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Old October 3 2009, 03:34 PM   #2
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Re: DVDs of 1973-74 Roddenberry pilots Genesis II, Planet Earth

I'd rather see Questor...I've never seen that one. But, the Genesis II and Planet Earth discs ARE cool...
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Old October 3 2009, 03:42 PM   #3
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Re: DVDs of 1973-74 Roddenberry pilots Genesis II, Planet Earth

Great news, this. Been wanting these for quite awhile.

Hopefully these will sell well enough for Warner to release The Questor Tapes and Spectre at some point as well.
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Old October 3 2009, 03:58 PM   #4
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backstory on both pilots & tie in to Star Trek

Genesis II (1973)
Planet Earth (1974) were both shot on 35mm film. I wonder if they will be transferred to the DVD from the original internegative. Of course they both would have a mono soundtrack from a 1970s TV pilot.


FYI the trivia from Planet Earth on imdb.com shows:
John Quade as the Kreeg Commander wore an early version of the cranial ridge makeup that would later be used for the Klingons in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).

The plot was based on a story premise for 'Genesis II' called "The Poodle Shop", which was in turn based on an unused story idea ("The Pet Shop") in Gene Roddenberry's original pitch for "Star Trek" (1966).
I have just asked for a thread move request over to General Trek Discussion since these pilots are related to Trek.


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Old October 3 2009, 05:36 PM   #5
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Re: backstory on both pilots & tie in to Star Trek

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I have just asked for a thread move request over to General Trek Discussion since these pilots are related to Trek.
Why? Yes, they're from the same producer, but they're independent works of SFTV, not part of the Trek universe in any way. A Knight Rider thread wouldn't go in the Galactica forum, and a thread on the Showtime Outer Limits wouldn't go in the Stargate forum, even though the same producers were behind them.

Also, if we move this here, does that mean Andromeda belongs in General Trek too? After all, that show was directly based on Genesis II/Planet Earth, right down to having a hero named Dylan Hunt. If Andromeda threads belong in SF&F, then so does this thread.
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Old October 3 2009, 06:10 PM   #6
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Re: backstory on both pilots & tie in to Star Trek

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I have just asked for a thread move request over to General Trek Discussion since these pilots are related to Trek.
Why? Yes, they're from the same producer, but they're independent works of SFTV, not part of the Trek universe in any way. A Knight Rider thread wouldn't go in the Galactica forum, and a thread on the Showtime Outer Limits wouldn't go in the Stargate forum, even though the same producers were behind them.

Also, if we move this here, does that mean Andromeda belongs in General Trek too? After all, that show was directly based on Genesis II/Planet Earth, right down to having a hero named Dylan Hunt. If Andromeda threads belong in SF&F, then so does this thread.
I have to agree. This does not belong in General Trek.

Please move it back to Sci fi and Fantasy.
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Old October 3 2009, 08:44 PM   #7
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Re: backstory on both pilots & tie in to Star Trek

Vendikarr wrote: View Post
This does not belong in General Trek.

Please move it back to Sci fi and Fantasy.
And yet, if the thread hadn't ever been moved to General Trek, I'd probably never have seen it, since the SF & F section is a place I rarely think of entering - there's enough ST sections to keep me busy.

So moving the thread isn't the urgent thing but someone ensuring there was a heads-up in General Trek, re a thread with potential ST interest - and a link across to it - would be great. And a moved thread can provide that link.

So thanks to the OP, and to the Mod who moved it!
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Old October 4 2009, 01:10 AM   #8
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Re: DVDs of 1973-74 Roddenberry pilots Genesis II, Planet Earth

Although not SF I'd like to see Roddenberry's "The Lieutenant" on DVD.
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Old October 4 2009, 02:30 PM   #9
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What about "Spectre?"
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Old October 5 2009, 09:52 PM   #10
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Re: DVDs of 1973-74 Roddenberry pilots Genesis II, Planet Earth

What I would really love is all of Roddenberry's work released on DVD. The Questor Tapes was released on VHS (I'm not sure about LaserDisc).
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Old October 6 2009, 06:03 AM   #11
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What about "Spectre?"
Owned by 20th Century Fox.
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Old October 7 2009, 11:02 AM   #12
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Re: DVDs of 1973-74 Roddenberry pilots Genesis II, Planet Earth

Ass, why is it only available from that site, and only to those in the US?
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Old October 7 2009, 01:23 PM   #13
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Re: backstory on both pilots & tie in to Star Trek

Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
Vendikarr wrote: View Post
This does not belong in General Trek.

Please move it back to Sci fi and Fantasy.
And yet, if the thread hadn't ever been moved to General Trek, I'd probably never have seen it, since the SF & F section is a place I rarely think of entering - there's enough ST sections to keep me busy.

So moving the thread isn't the urgent thing but someone ensuring there was a heads-up in General Trek, re a thread with potential ST interest - and a link across to it - would be great. And a moved thread can provide that link.

So thanks to the OP, and to the Mod who moved it!
I don't come to General Trek. So I wouldn't have known about this release if not for the topic appearing in Sci-Fi and Fantasy that referred me here.

Just because it's Roddenberry doesn't mean it's Trek. These projects had nothing to do with Star Trek.
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Old October 7 2009, 02:49 PM   #14
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^ Agreed. This is not Trek related.
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Old October 7 2009, 03:09 PM   #15
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These projects had nothing to do with Star Trek.
This thread DVDs of 1973-74 Roddenberry pilots Genesis II, Planet Earth has had 279 Views as of this morning from the General Trek forum


There is a similar thread Roddenberry’s Genesis II and Planet Earth Coming to DVD actually in the Star Trek - Original Series forum and that has 365 Views as of this morning.

This is Trek-related and that is why I requested placement in the General Trek forum.
The 4th post shows why it is related and how Trek fans would find it relevant.
If it weren't interesting then it wouldn't have garnered 500 viewings.
Unless you feel like there is a need for consolidation and thread merge the mods have let it be as well as
Science Fiction & Fantasy mod NerooOOoon closed this thread Roddenberry's GENESIS II/PLANET EARTH DVD just yesterday.

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