Re: Hypothetical: If Paramount ponied up the cash for Shatner to fix S I'm not disputing you, I actually thinking there might be something to this ... A noted poster here, THE GOD THING, had info about the woman who originally wrote the MAKING OF ST5 book, who was paid off and her manuscript junked before Shatner had his daughter do the published version. Apparently it was a lot more 'warts & all' than the published version, but nobody has ever said much in the way of acknowledging it. Maybe there were whole other drafts of the film or a whole separate unpublished history ... but she isn't talking (he sent me her email, and I tried a couple times unsuccessfully to get a response from her ... this was a couple years ago.)[/QUOTE] Sorry, being the new guy I thought I might have inadvertently insulted you guys. I was unaware somebody else wrote a making of book? Interesting that Shatner or Paramount..or both...might have put the kibosh on it. Makes a person wonder if there wasnt a lot more turmoil going on between the producers and Paramount than we know about? Shatners book came out pretty much when the movie hit theaters, so this womans coverage of events had to have been from fairly early on in the development of the film. I love this cloak and dagger Trek history stuff!!