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Old July 2 2014, 04:11 AM   #16
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I was secretly hoping that you would do something like this, Maurice, when I shared the scripts. I look forward to more of your posts.

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Old July 2 2014, 06:25 AM   #17
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OPERATION: ANNIHILATE 2nd Revised Final draft, February 13, 1967
A new word to join "Feinberger":
McCoy moves to Spock, uses his medical glotzgadget to take some readings…

And, this has nothing to do with the topic per se, but it's funny:

By chance does the moire pattern on that lenticular background look familiar? It's either Laugh-In or the grooviest transporter room in the Federation.
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Old July 2 2014, 08:56 AM   #18
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"Glotzgadget"? Never heard of this one.

In German glotzen means to stare at something for a longer time, hence the derrogatory term for TV set is Glotze (those familiar with the German singer Nena, the one claiming in her 99 Red Balloons that generals acted like "Captain Kirk", may have noticed Glotze in one of her songs).

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Old July 2 2014, 05:28 PM   #19
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I often check Orion Press for info on expanded or original scripts for BY ANY OTHER NAME but generally come up empty. Were there any trims from that episode? Or has anyone read Jerome Bixby's original take?
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Old July 3 2014, 01:50 AM   #20
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^^^I have his outline for the episode but haven't gotten around to writing a synopsis. If Maurice likes, he could fill you in.

Some parts of the general plot (as well as Day of the Dove) are in the outline I reviewed called "For They Shall Inherit.

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Old July 3 2014, 09:31 AM   #21
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I've not looked at the outlines other than the jaw-dropping Operation: Destroy, where Kirk nukes Deneva[n].
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Old July 3 2014, 01:04 PM   #22
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^^ Hmm...maybe the producers of "Aliens" had a copy of these outlines?

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Old July 4 2014, 12:28 AM   #23
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foxhot, for you, my next write-up will be on the outline for By Any Other Name. Stay tuned...

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Old July 5 2014, 04:14 PM   #24
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Maurice wrote: View Post

Also, the "bamboo" isn't really bamboo. It's described this way:

The bamboo is perhaps three to four inches in diameter...and, as Kirk discovers, is as hard as iron. He tries to break a section loose. it does no good... it gives off a METALLIC CLINK.
The production failed to convey that detail. That'd change the Mythbusters test a bit.
Yes its alien bamboo anyway - not Earth bamboo. It doesn't necessarily have the same properties as I think Earth bamboo requires lot of water.
Anyway the rules of the challenge were that Kirk and the Gorn would have the opportunity to win using their strength and resourcefulness. The Metrons placed the stuff there so Kirk would have a chance against the Gorn's strength. They're not going to put dud bamboo that would blow apart.

The biggest flaw in the Mythbusters test however was they put Kirk in a redshirt.
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Old July 5 2014, 05:45 PM   #25
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^Well, of course -- the conclusion was that he would be killed. So of course they dressed him in red!
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Old July 5 2014, 06:40 PM   #26
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Great thread and very interesting. I love hearing (or in this case reading) about little bits of the story that didn't make it into the final, filmed version. Since seeing the clip of Kirk's nephew in the command chair with a command tunic on; I have searched for such information. The only thing that I can offer off of the top of my head are the description in "The Galileo Seven" that talks about the shuttlecraft landing in the bottom of a crater on a spongy surface which neither made it into the script. It explains how they could have survived the impact of the crash (with no apparent structural damage to the Galileo) due to the soft spongy surface and also you can imagine the natives around the rim of the crater heaving spears down on our crew.

I look forward to further installments and for updates on the Orion Press website.
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Old July 5 2014, 08:53 PM   #27
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Great thread and very interesting. I love hearing (or in this case reading) about little bits of the story that didn't make it into the final, filmed version. Since seeing the clip of Kirk's nephew in the command chair with a command tunic on; I have searched for such information. The only think that I can offer off of the top of my head are the description in "The Galileo Seven" that talks about the shuttlecraft landing in the bottom of a crater on a spongy surface which neither made it into the script. It explains how they could have survived the impact of the crash (with no apparent structural damage to the Galileo) due to the soft spongy surface and also you can imagine the natives around the rim of the crater heaving spears down on our crew.

I look forward to further installments and for updates on the Orion Press website.
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Old July 5 2014, 09:05 PM   #28
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feek61 wrote: View Post
Great thread and very interesting. I love hearing (or in this case reading) about little bits of the story that didn't make it into the final, filmed version. Since seeing the clip of Kirk's nephew in the command chair with a command tunic on; I have searched for such information. The only think that I can offer off of the top of my head are the description in "The Galileo Seven" that talks about the shuttlecraft landing in the bottom of a crater on a spongy surface which neither made it into the script. It explains how they could have survived the impact of the crash (with no apparent structural damage to the Galileo) due to the soft spongy surface and also you can imagine the natives around the rim of the crater heaving spears down on our crew.

I look forward to further installments and for updates on the Orion Press website.
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Old July 5 2014, 09:47 PM   #29
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Re: Interesting trims from Star Trek scripts

I have a favorite little scene that was edited out of "Return to Tomorrow." I don't know if it was ever actually shot. (The Alchemist is never around when you need him.)

Folks may remember that after Sargon and Thalassa (while inhabiting Kirk and Dr. Anne Mulhall) share a last kiss, Nurse Chapel proclaims "It was beautiful," and the episode concludes. But as scripted, the interchange went on a little longer. Here's how the script wraps up:

SCENE 118 WIDER ANGLE

Kirk and Anne disengage, a bit embarrassed despite
themselves.

KIRK
We'll, ah... I'm sure, Doctor
Mulhall, that Sargon appreciated
your, ah... cooperation.

ANNE
Yes, I was, ah... happy to
cooperate, Captain.

CHRISTINE
It was beautiful.
(to Spock)
I felt the same when I shared
my consciousness with you.

Spock reacts; McCoy turns toward him:

McCOY
That sounds almost immoral,
Mister Spock.

SPOCK
I assure you, it was a most
distressing experience.
(to McCoy)
Doctor, you could not believe the
torrents of emotion I encountered...
the... jungle of illogic...
(Spock almost shudders)
It was like being in the mind of
an alien.

CHRISTINE
(smiles)
Why, thank you, Mister Spock.

SPOCK
(puzzled)
I don't understand. Thank me?

KIRK
You just paid her a high
compliment, Spock.

McCOY
Yes, you do turn a nice phrase
now and then, Spock.
(to Christine)
Thank the stars women are
that different from us.

ANNE
(to Christine)
Come along, fellow alien. If
he doesn't understand, I doubt
if we could explain.

SCENE 119 ANOTHER ANGLE

Kirk moving to his command chair. Spock is still stand-
ing there puzzled.

SPOCK
Captain... I really don't
understand.

KIRK
Sargon did, Spock. 'Together
... forever'. I hope some day
with someone you'll be able to
know what that means.

SPOCK
(considers it)
Sargon was enormously advanced,
Captain. I will consider this.

Spock moves off to his station. Kirk and McCoy ex-
change looks; then Kirk turns toward the helm.

KIRK
Take us out of orbit, Mister
Sulu.

SULU
Leaving orbit, Captain.

As they look up toward the Main Viewing Screen:

CUT TO:

SCENE 120 - INSERT MAIN VIEWING SCREEN

Leaving the planet, heading into star-studded space.

FADE OUT.

THE END
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Old July 5 2014, 10:25 PM   #30
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^Oh, I'm glad that scene was cut. More of the same sexist condescension we got in "The Changeling" -- "Ooh, wimmens is these strange hyperemotional creatures that we rational men can't understand!" Ugh.
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