What if 'Star Trek: Phase II' had actually been made?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Citiprime, Aug 28, 2022.

  1. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Commodore Commodore

    Mar 10, 2021
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  2. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Commodore Commodore

    Mar 10, 2021
    I mean, maybe? It's a really big What If...?

    Tom Cruise in the nineties as Captain Kirk? I mean, why not? It could have been fun.
  3. 1001001

    1001001 Workin' Them Angels Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    Yes, now that The Expanse has ended, this is the best sci-fi show on TV, IMHO.
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  4. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Commodore Commodore

    Mar 10, 2021
    I had to toss up which I preferred the other day between The Expanse and For All Mankind. I love both, but For All Mankind won out in the thought experiment. It's a stately, glacial, intelligent show and more than once I've had tears in my eyes whilst watching it. It is gorgeous.

    When they get around to the final season (I think the plan is five and I don't see why Apple wouldn't finish it), me and my wife will marathon the whole thing again. It's just astounding television. No two ways about it.

    I felt a bit short changed by the last season of The Expanse.
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  5. Maurice

    Maurice Snagglepussed Premium Member

    Oct 17, 2005
    Real Gone
    re RDM's preimise. Makes no logical sense. T'would require too many unlikely things to coincidentally line up just as they did in reality even though everything that led up to those events would be different...
    • Roddenberry out
    • Harve Bennett brought in to produce
    • Harve and Jack B. Sowards come up with the same rejected scripts: The Omega System and The Genesis Project
    • Sam Peeples to be brought on to write "The New Star Trek"
    • Nick Meyer to be available and to build the same script from the pieces of the preceding ones
    ...despite Paramount going ahead with Barry Diller's 4th network idea.

    Nah. Too unlikely.
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  6. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    I would have liked to see the 70s updated take on all the visual aspect of the show, would have been very interesting to see.
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  7. JesterFace

    JesterFace Fleet Captain Commodore

    Jun 1, 2014
    Suomi Finland
    What if one was to watch the TOS movies in about half an hour pieces instead of the whole movie, in some way that would be Phase II?
    Six movies about 120 minutes each into smaller pieces, thats 720 minutes total and when that is sliced into about half an hour episodes that's 24 episodes, problem solved. =)