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Old October 10 2010, 04:14 AM   #1
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WI Star Trek: TOS continued until 1975?

What if Star Trek: The Original Series wasn't cancelled in 1969, but continued until 1975?
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Old October 10 2010, 05:06 AM   #2
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Re: WI Star Trek: TOS continued until 1975?

What if... you asked a cohesive question that had a point?
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Old October 10 2010, 05:11 AM   #3
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It is entirely possible, maybe even likely, that without the feeling of being cut off prematurely, the fan movement might've never taken hold and Star Trek would've gone into rerun heaven and stayed there.
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Old October 10 2010, 05:44 AM   #4
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The first thing that comes off the top of my head was the story that was told about Star trek being canceled because of low Neilsen ratings. The following year they supposedly started using demographics and allegedly the show with the perfect demographic ratings was the one that they had just canceled...Star Trek. It could have had a long run like MASH, Hawaii Five-O or Gunsmoke. Who knows? I think it would have been treated more fairly by the network with a better time slot. Roddenberry would have been encouraged to resume taking a more active role in producing the show again at a higher quality like before season three. Actors could have come and gone like MASH. More stories featuring supporting roles just to give Nimoy and Kelley a break if not Shatner. There would have been no animated Star Trek which Roddenberry greenlighted as a way to keep Trek alive in some form in the public. Some of those stories could have been reworked and ended up on TOS. Lots of possibilities to consider. Like a world with no SNL Star Trek spoof with Ackroyd and Chase??!!
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Old October 10 2010, 02:33 PM   #5
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Re: WI Star Trek: TOS continued until 1975?

I'd have more Blu-Ray sets on my shelf...
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Old October 10 2010, 05:43 PM   #6
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Nimoy might've been replaced with Martin Landau, add a regular Klingon villain (such as Kor, Kang or Koloth), longer hair (like seen in the "reruns" of Galaxy Quest). Minor characters replaced completely. Segue into Phase II. That sort of thing.
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Old October 10 2010, 08:57 PM   #7
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Re: WI Star Trek: TOS continued until 1975?

Koloth was intended as a continuing villian to Captain Kirk...

Perhaps that "Harry Mudd" spinoff would've been greenlighted...


The fan movement and movies et all probably wouldn't have happened...including TNG..and all that followed..


BUT..the 09 film probably would have been made in the 90s (LIS movie anyone?)
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Old October 10 2010, 09:18 PM   #8
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Re: WI Star Trek: TOS continued until 1975?

Leonard Nimoy wouldn't have moved to Mission Impossible.

Shatner wouldn't have done Barbary Coast (which I liked). Or Empire of the Ants. Still could have done T.J. Hooker.

Roddenberry wouldn't have had the time to do Spector or Questor. Or the many faces of Dyion Hunt.

After being cancelled in 1975, TMP might still have been made in the mid - late eighties.

Without TWOK to boost her career, Kristie Alley could have remained a wannabe actress.
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Old October 10 2010, 09:19 PM   #9
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Re: WI Star Trek: TOS continued until 1975?

Captain Robert April wrote: View Post
It is entirely possible, maybe even likely, that without the feeling of being cut off prematurely, the fan movement might've never taken hold and Star Trek would've gone into rerun heaven and stayed there.
I agree. If the series had run its course there would not have been any large cult following to develop watching Star Trek in syndication and I doubt that would have lead to a movie. It was the success of the movies that paved the way for the Next Generation and other series of the franchise.

It is all speculative but I think we would have been seeing less Star Trek and not more if the original series had run longer.
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Old October 10 2010, 10:08 PM   #10
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Re: WI Star Trek: TOS continued until 1975?

Hmm interesting how many more seasons would they have been ? They might of introduced more crew members like ilia tellrite andorain races the possibilities are endless. Also new uniforms bigger budgets and sets, and to finish of the series finale may be enterprise returning to dry dock at earth to be refitted watching out crew go different ways kirk getting promoted, Spock going hippy and returning to Vulcan McCoy leaving starfleet.? Now that would have been a fitting tribute to the TOS crew !!!!
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Old October 10 2010, 10:15 PM   #11
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No movies, no spin offs. But a remake of the show today. Like with the A-Team and Miami Vice.
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Old October 11 2010, 02:43 AM   #12
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post
No movies, no spin offs. But a remake of the show today. Like with the A-Team and Miami Vice.
So we'd still wind up with ST09?
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Old October 11 2010, 06:36 AM   #13
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No movies, no spin offs. But a remake of the show today. Like with the A-Team and Miami Vice.
So we'd still wind up with ST09?
I actually believe so! If Star Trek had been canceled in 1975 then it stands a chance that it would have been rebooted just as other 60s and 70s TV shows had been. I actually remember a reviewer who looked at Trek 09 and saying the movie was like a reboot of the TV series as if none of the other movies or series had occurred.
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Old October 11 2010, 09:04 AM   #14
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Re: WI Star Trek: TOS continued until 1975?

I think this sort of question came up before and I agreed when someone said it would probably look like Space:1999.
I wouldn't be surprised if it somehow got all Love Boaty some strange way too...in that if it was popular enough to be on till 1975 then maybe every couple of weeks Henny Youngman and Charo would be guest stars or something equally vapid.
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Old October 11 2010, 10:35 AM   #15
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Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
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No movies, no spin offs. But a remake of the show today. Like with the A-Team and Miami Vice.
So we'd still wind up with ST09?
I'd say yes.
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