Fact-Checking Inside Star Trek: The Real Story

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Harvey, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Commodore Commodore

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    ...and TOS had John D.F Black for at least part of season 1. :)
     
  2. JonnyQuest037

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    If your point is that @Harvey does shitty research, you don't know what you're talking about.
     
  3. plynch

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    hear, hear
    one of the best things (ppl) of this whole site
     
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  4. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    On the other hand, if the point is that they publish a lot of clickbait that isn’t very good then...yeah, certainly.

    But they also pay, which is better than the alternative.
     
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  5. Maurice

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    Star Trek quickly dumped going after scifi writers because their miss to hit ratio was so high. Turns out TV writing is a different animal and most of those who pitched couldn’t deliver a workable TV story.
     
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  6. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    If they show wasn't so behind on getting scripts written, it would've been nice if they'd just bought sci-fi stories and had freelance TV writers adapt them for Trek. Of course, that might've also been cost prohibitive.
     
  7. Maurice

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    Well, we know GR had Fontana read a megaton of S.F. short stories and write summaries of concerning their suitability for adaptation, even though in the end they bought not a single one. I think one could make the argument that Fontana—not previously a sci-fi aficionado—probably gleaned a greater understanding of the form from that exercise.

    Honestly, they should have bought the rights to Murray Leinster's "First Contact", which she summarized, and would have made a great Trek episode.
     
  8. Indysolo

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    Are you talking then or now? ;)
     
  9. Maurice

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    Why not both?
     
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