Instead of Unification, we could have had...?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Sir Rhosis, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

    Nov 17, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
    I recall reading an article years ago (probably fairly soon after "Unification" aired in November 1991) which stated that the producers/writers of TNG pitched several ideas to Nimoy when he announced his willingness to appear on the show (to basically promote the upcoming release of TUC). He chose the premise which became "Unification."

    Anybody else recall this? If true, any idea what other plotlines were presented to Nimoy?


    Sir Rhosis
  2. Armus

    Armus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 14, 2003
    Massachusetts, USA
    I read that Unification was Michael Piller's sole premise and he regretted not doing a sci-fi mystery instead of another political show.

    Years earlier when Tracy Torme worked on TNG he wrote an outline where Spock came back through The Guardian of Forever. There would have been two Spocks in that episode, one from the movie era and one from Picard's time.
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  3. Mark 2000

    Mark 2000 Captain Captain

    Mar 23, 2005
    San Francisco
    This was a really dreadfully dull story that wasn't worth Spock returning to the screen. A little bit of running around caves, and then a bunch of standing around doing nothing in an office. Was that really the best they could come up with?
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