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Old April 26 2008, 10:25 PM   #16
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Re: SPOILERS..My thoughts on Spock Must Die!

/\ I think that's gotta be the one I'm read next then.
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Old April 26 2008, 10:33 PM   #17
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He hugely changed Operation Annihilate's ending, IIRC.
I don't think that was Blish's doing; rather, he was working from an earlier draft of the script, and it was the show's writers themselves who radically changed the story by the time it was shot.
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Old April 26 2008, 10:48 PM   #18
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I don't think that was Blish's doing; rather, he was working from an earlier draft of the script, and it was the show's writers themselves who radically changed the story by the time it was shot.
From memory, doesn't the Blish adaptation even lack the participation of Aurelan Kirk and the finding of Sam's body? Checking... no, she's there.

But... she's just "a girl" named Aurelan, the brother of Noban, who'd gone mad and flown his ship into the sun. Her crazed fiance, Kartan, whom the landing party find, is infected with the creature, too. And now, so is Spock. The only way to free them from the creature's influence is to head for the Orion sector, where the colony creatures' nucleus is located.

No Peter Kirk in the adaptation, either.
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Old April 26 2008, 11:07 PM   #19
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^ Yeah, Blish was working off an early draft of the script. Having Kirk's family being part of the story was added later.
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Old April 26 2008, 11:46 PM   #20
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As I recall, he changed the ending of "The Naked Time" because he didn't think the episode's ending worked well in print form.
While I have the book out, yes... instead of that chronometer-going-backwards scene, there's
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Old April 28 2008, 09:02 AM   #21
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The Doomsday Machine ending was also based on an earlier draft of the script, though those probably weren't the only ones.
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Old April 28 2008, 01:22 PM   #22
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^^Oh, you mean the ending where Commodore Brand Decker doesn't sacrifice his life?
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Old April 28 2008, 05:37 PM   #23
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Right. As I recall, Kirk just thought of using the Constitution as ordinance purely out of thin air. A much less tragic ending, but it does take away the emotional resonance.
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He hugely changed Operation Annihilate's ending, IIRC.
I don't think that was Blish's doing; rather, he was working from an earlier draft of the script, and it was the show's writers themselves who radically changed the story by the time it was shot.
I hadn't realised that. It did seem rather an un-Trek like ending when I read it though.
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Old April 29 2008, 03:13 AM   #25
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You'd probably love the first issue of the Gold Key comic series, where Kirk and the gang find a planet full of sentient (and violent) plant creatures, and resolve the situation by torching the whole planet.
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Old April 29 2008, 03:57 AM   #26
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You'd probably love the first issue of the Gold Key comic series, where Kirk and the gang find a planet full of sentient (and violent) plant creatures, and resolve the situation by torching the whole planet.


Are you serious? Is that really a published Trek story? Interesting interpretation of the Prime Directive...
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Old April 29 2008, 04:08 AM   #27
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Wow.

Is this another case of the early writers of Trek media tie-ins not having full information about the series? Specifically, "Our Heroes do not commit genocide on a planetary scale"? Damn.

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While the Gold Key comics had the words Star Trek on the cover, and the people inside them bore at least a passing resemblance to Shatner, Nimoy, Kelley, et al, they only had a casual relationship with the Star Trek that we're all familiar with....
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Old April 29 2008, 04:56 AM   #29
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Re: SPOILERS..My thoughts on Spock Must Die!

Getting back on SMD!...if any current Trek writers are reading this, you should try to work in a reference to "canonize" it in a way. Make some mention of Spock getting duplicated, and more importantly, explain how the Klingons escaped their exile.

That would kick ass.
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Old April 29 2008, 09:26 AM   #30
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Wow.

Is this another case of the early writers of Trek media tie-ins not having full information about the series? Specifically, "Our Heroes do not commit genocide on a planetary scale"? Damn.

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While the Gold Key comics had the words Star Trek on the cover, and the people inside them bore at least a passing resemblance to Shatner, Nimoy, Kelley, et al, they only had a casual relationship with the Star Trek that we're all familiar with....
That first issue bore such a resemblance to the actual show that it featured Yeoman Rand, complete with her beehive hairdo, which the colorist apparantly thought was some strange hat, and so colored red throughout the course of the issue.
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