Seeking lost 1970 Star Trek short film

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by ZeroG, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    As I recall, there is a video of Rod Roddenberry out there (possible on the Roddenberry Vault Blu-Ray) talking about how Norway Productions and Gene Roddenberry were able to keep the ancillary rights to Star Trek back in the 60's when Roddenberry sold the show to Desilu, which the Roddenberry estate still controls, and allows for them to run their web store with official Star Trek memorabilia that is created exclusively through them. It possible that they were done in a similar fashion to how Fox and William Dozier's Greenway Productions both held the rights to the 1966 Batman series. (https://www.wired.com/2014/11/batman-home-video-finally/)
     
  2. Harvey

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    I don’t recall seeing that on the Vault, but I’ve only watched that once, so it’s possible.

    That said, I’ve reviewed all of the paperwork related to merchandising at UCLA, and it’s clear that Desilu, not Roddenberry, had the merchandising rights to Star Trek. However, Roddenberry made a deal with Paramount in 1968 to run the show’s mail order merchandising business through Lincoln Enterprises. This allowed for the creation of new items, as long as those items weren’t in conflict with deals previously negotiated by the Licensing Corporation of America (LCA), which Desilu hired to be the merchandising agency for Star Trek and (I believe) Mission: Impossible in 1966.

    The merchandising paperwork at UCLA ends at 1968, though, so whatever happened after that I do not know.
     
  3. Kor

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    The story in the OP vaguely reminds me of a Trek dream/fantasy sequence in The Wonder Years.

    Kor