TOS and Matthew Weiner

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by toonloon, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. toonloon

    toonloon Captain Captain

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    Hi guys.

    I think I read somewhere on these boards a while back that Matthew Weiner (Mad Men creator) was a TOS fan.

    I saw an episode where one of the characters had written a spec script for TOS.

    I wondered if anyone knew about Matthew Weiner's views/likes on our beloved TOS?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    From this interview on Hitflix.com Doesn't sound like he's a fan of Trek here, but a fan of Serling.

     
  3. trevanian

    trevanian Rear Admiral

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    If he had been a really big fan, he'd've had Paul's spec script called REQUIEM FOR A MARTIAN.
     
  4. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    Weiner is obviously a big Serling fan; he's recorded several commentary tracks which are on the Blu-Rays.
     
  5. toonloon

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    Wow. Thanks guys. Thanks Maurice.

    The reason why I brought this up was it just suddenly occurred to me that Peggy Olsen IS DC Fontana.
     
  6. toonloon

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    Here's my reasoning... Peggy started off as don's assistant, did a bit of copy writing then became head of creative.

    DC started as gene's assistant, sold some scripts on the side and did some rewriting on TOS then became head writer.

    I think mr Weiner is a bigger trek fan than he let on.
     
  7. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Or, that could just be a coincidence, and it ignores the fact that she sold scripts BEFORE Star Trek.