If the animated series had been the fourth season

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by remember..., Mar 15, 2020.

  1. Spockskin

    Spockskin Commodore Premium Member

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    You think during the remaster, they could have put a simple black out over the bottom of the frame to hide the wood. :shrug:
     
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  2. Mytran

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    No-one except us nerds notices things like that in the first place though ;)
     
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    Well although I've noticed many bloopers in the show that's one that I missed to be honest! :eek:
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  4. Mres_was_framed!

    Mres_was_framed! Commander Red Shirt

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    I'll be blunt here. I early on realized that the walls must come out to get the shots they were getting, and having learned from "Inside Star Trek" that he bridge was made a pie with removable sections for filming seeing the edges of the set only made it cooler; I could not get myself it to call it a "blooper." To me it is just part of the TOS visual style.
     
  5. Spockskin

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    Not for me. I prefer to see magic on screen, and later some black and white "behind the screens" photos on the web.
     
  6. Harvey

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    Paramount would have given Nimoy the Barbara Bain treatment* if he tried to break his contract, not let him walk over to one of their other shows, especially after his contract renegotiation at the end of the first season. He was the breakout star of Star Trek and they weren't about to give him up.

    *Bain walked away from Mission: Impossible after the third season despite being under contract for another two years. The studio went to the guild and she was suspended for a time. (I want to say she was fined, also, but I'd have to look it up.)
     
  7. Maurice

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    Some of what you see at the edges of the screen on DVD/Bluray/HD is stuff that fell out of the "broadcast safe" portion of the picture and wasn't expected to be seen on a CRT.
     
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    I was imagining a counter-factual: there's an actor who is unhappy in the least promising of the three series Paramount inherited from Desilu, and a Landau-shaped hole in a more promising series that he could fill.
     
  9. Annorax849

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    Wouldn't a lot of the TAS stories have been impossible for a live action 1960s show? At least without certain changes.
     
  10. Warped9

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    I have given this some thought, and, yes, some of them would of needed moderate changes and some quite drastic changes.
     
  11. Mres_was_framed!

    Mres_was_framed! Commander Red Shirt

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    However, some of them were actually ideas that never got made in TOS that were integrated into the animated series.
     
  12. Warped9

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    “BEM” was a story David Gerrold originally wanted to pitch to TOS and he had ideas on how it might be done. Obviously it couldn’t have been done as seen on TAS, but Gerrold’s ideas sounded rather silly to me as well.
     
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  13. Mres_was_framed!

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    I did not know about BEM, at least in terms of what we saw in TOS, although I know he threw the word around around a lot as a tittle for ideas he had, in his book about making "The Trouble With Tribbles." If I remember correctly, the second Tribble story, third Mudd story, and second Shore Leave story were all ideas started during TOS but not completed until TAS.
     
  14. Warped9

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    I really didn't care for "more Tribbles, More Troubles" as it doesn't bring anything fresh to the story. It's just a variation on the original. "Mudd's Passion" is just a variation on Mudd pushing some exotic drug again. And "Once Upon A Planet" does expand some on the original "Shore Leave," but I don't know if it's enough to justify doing.
     
  15. Harvey

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    David Gerrold sold the story for “BEM” to the live action show. His proposed “Tribbles” follow-up was just a pitch; the producers didn’t bite. And although Ted Sturgeon sold an outline called “Shore Leave II” to the live action show, it was not a direct sequel to “Shore Leave” and had nothing to do with the later animated episode.
     
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  16. Mres_was_framed!

    Mres_was_framed! Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks for the deeper info. Still, it makes me wonder, of those who know of TAS, how many know that many of the stories were by the same writers who wrote for TOS.