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Old April 15 2014, 01:17 AM   #406
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There was a Star Trek theme on 45 with a hispanic piece of music on the flipside, circa 1974 or 75. My folks bought me a tribble from David Gerrold's company and that record, which I remember distinctly because the package actually arrived on 12/24 (and also because I didn't have a spindle for the 45 and tried to line it up by eye with predictably loopy results.) I remember thinking it sounded better at 78 than at 45.
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Old April 16 2014, 03:45 AM   #407
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Another record-related research question:

Has anyone here heard of this album? It's a single with the Star Trek theme on one side and "Peter and the Wolf" on the other, from December of 1966.

I've found a couple of images online, but no high resolution images of the Star Trek side.

There may have been a second pressing in 1967, although I don't know that for sure.
That guy specialized in easy listening knockoffs of soundtrack music. He scored BIG when his version of "Quentin's Theme" from Dark Shadows became a monster hit. His Star Trek theme appears on this album, from 1972.

ETA: The Star Trek theme was re-released in 1975.
You can hear it (the 1975 re-release) here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yoVc6oY4yE
WOW, that's so horrifically bad, I love it!
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Old April 16 2014, 07:09 AM   #408
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Another record-related research question:

Has anyone here heard of this album? It's a single with the Star Trek theme on one side and "Peter and the Wolf" on the other, from December of 1966.

I've found a couple of images online, but no high resolution images of the Star Trek side.

There may have been a second pressing in 1967, although I don't know that for sure.
That guy specialized in easy listening knockoffs of soundtrack music. He scored BIG when his version of "Quentin's Theme" from Dark Shadows became a monster hit. His Star Trek theme appears on this album, from 1972.

ETA: The Star Trek theme was re-released in 1975.
You can hear it (the 1975 re-release) here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yoVc6oY4yE
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Old April 26 2014, 04:57 PM   #409
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While I keep working on the article on the above, here's a re-posting from Orion Press that our own Sir Rhosis put together detailing several of Gene Roddenberry's early story ideas for the series: http://startrekfactcheck.blogspot.co...s-by-gene.html
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Old April 26 2014, 06:03 PM   #410
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^^ A lot of ideas can seem silly when boiled down to the very basics. The key is how things are fleshed out and finally realized on the screen. I suspect you could reduce a lot of TOS episodes to cheesy seeming story ideas.

Hell, Capone's Planet (or whatever) actually became an episode. One of the outlines in your blog probably became "The Savage Curtain."
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Old April 26 2014, 06:13 PM   #411
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Star Trek Time Machine does sound a lot like City on the Edge of Forever. Valley of the Giants sounds like the Savage Curtain. Turnabout clearly is an early idea for Turnabout Intruder. I could see Machine X1004 as Return of the Archons.

The rest don't sound all that similar to made episodes. Regulation 11 could have worked as an episode, except they never could have had an episode without Spock. Passengers for Dimos isn't too bad either. I wonder why it never got adapted considering they made Turnabout Intruder, after all.
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Old April 27 2014, 12:26 AM   #412
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Interestingly, The Valley of the Giants is the title of a 1918 Peter B. Kyne novel which was three times adapted into a feature film, first in 1919, then in 1927, and finally as a talkie in 1938.
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Old April 27 2014, 09:53 PM   #413
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I might revise this at some point, but I'm moving this week, and I wanted to share this while I had the chance:

http://startrekfactcheck.blogspot.co...laxy-gene.html
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Old April 27 2014, 11:53 PM   #414
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^Nice article, but one more point about Courage and the second season: We know from the soundtrack CD set that Courage did record library cues for season 2 in a session recorded on June 16, 1967, including the second-season arrangement of the main title, 13 original cues of library music built around Courage's main-title and Kirk themes (four of them brief "stingers"), and rerecordings of various first-season cues by Courage, Fred Steiner, and Gerald Fried. So this is one thing Solow and Justman were wrong about: Courage did contribute to season 2 of the show. He just did library music instead of specific episode scores. (Some of his library cues were notably used at the beginning of "Catspaw," in fight scenes in "Journey to Babel" and "Mirror, Mirror," and in Kirk's stirring speech to Mirror Spock in "Mirror, Mirror.")
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Old April 28 2014, 01:04 AM   #415
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I mentioned that in my earlier article from June and in the comments. But you're absolutely right.

EDIT: I've made a slight update briefly mentioning this information.
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Old May 9 2014, 12:12 AM   #416
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This Mission Logs Supplemental podcast with Richard Arnold is begging to be fact checked. He makes a lot of assumptions and speaks as if most of what he's saying is fact.

http://www.missionlogpodcast.com/supplemental/
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Old May 9 2014, 12:57 AM   #417
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Is there a transcript?
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Old May 9 2014, 03:24 AM   #418
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Is there a transcript?
Unfortunately not that I know of.
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Old July 6 2014, 05:00 AM   #419
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At long last, my post about the ratings (mostly, covering the Nielsens and the first season) is done.

You can read all about it here.

I may cover season two and/or three at some point, or more fully discuss the Trendex and Arbitron ratings, but I figured at nearly 5,500 words, I had said enough, at least for the moment.
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Old July 6 2014, 03:16 PM   #420
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^Terrific article. Have you considered publishing a book of your own based on your blog? It's excellent research that deserves a wider audience.

The discussion of the real meaning of the "TVQ" ratings was interesting. So even though ST wasn't watched by that many people, those who did watch it tended to be loyal viewers. Not surprising, but nice to see codified.
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