Where No Plot Has Gone Before

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  1. Triskelion

    Triskelion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well it may be true that all the plots have been written in one form or another. And you certainly find tropes reused in abundance between different series. This question asks, When did Star Trek reuse a plot from its own franchise; or a from another franchise or story?

    One that comes to mind is ENT: Doctor's Orders and VOY: One. Both episodes feature one crewman (Phlox and Seven) left alone to run the ship and hallucinate companions and antagonists. This plot was also used in Stargate SG1's Grace.

    Another is VOY's Rise, lifted from the movie(s) Flight of the Phoenix.

    What others come to mind?
     
  2. Reeborg

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    You should change the title into
    "Where nOne Plot Has Gone Before"
     
  3. Scotchy

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    The Motion Picture is more or less a direct rip off of The Changeling TOS episode. They just added more effects and altered the ending to make it a little more ambiguous.
    It's also worth a mention that Decker and Ilia got recycled into Riker and Deanna for TNG.
    Sadly, Into Darkness became the bastardized version of Wrath of Khan. I had really hoped they would at least go in the Gary Mitchel direction with that one. What a cop out.
     
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  5. Isolinear

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    I posted this in the ENT forum a while back. ENT 'borrowed' a lot from previous episodes.

    ENT: Terra Nova -> VOY: Friendship One
    ENT: Oasis -> DS9: Shadowplay
    ENT: Desert Crossing -> DS9: Armageddon Game
    ENT: Precious Cargo -> TOS: Elaan of Troyius + TNG: The Perfect Mate
    ENT: Dawn -> Enemy Mine + TNG: The Enemy.
    ENT: The Crossing -> TNG: Power Play
    ENT: Similitude -> VOY: Tuvix
    ENT: E2 -> DS9: Children of Time
    ENT: Daedalus -> VOY: Jetrel

    And Insurrection borrowed heavily from TNG: Homeward.
     
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  6. Griffeytrek

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    I mentioned this in the "worst scene" thread, but I think it qualifies for here as well. TNG "The Child" from 1988, not only being one of the worst Trek stories ever filmed in numerous highly offensive ways. It was a product of the writers strike, and was an almost perfect reuse of the core story from the worst Marvel Comic book ever. Avengers #200 from 1980. In that one Ms. Marvel gets the Deanna Troi role.
     
  7. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Oasis borrowed, yes. But not from where you think. It is basically a Trek remake of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Then again, so are dozens of other episodes of completely unrelated shows (and also Forbidden Planet).
     
  8. The_Baron

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    The Motion Picture - Futures End - Carpenter Street

    and a bunch of TOS episodes and all. "Lets go back to the present day! Never done that before!"
     
  9. erastus25

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    Many of the TAS episodes feel like a mash-up of TOS episodes.
     
  10. King Bob!

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    "The Doomsday Machine" and "The Immunity Syndrome"
     
  11. FormerLurker

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    No. The Child was a story from the aborted Star Trek: Phase II from the '70s, that was adapted to fit the TNG cast and settings. It was an already available story, from an already available source, that could quickly and easily be adapted for use. If anything(and this is at best unlikely), the story from Avengers #200 was taken from the story for The Child. And while the Avengers story is truly offensive in more ways than I care to consider, The Child doesn't begin to become as crass, or sexist, in origin or execution.
     
  12. Tracy Trek

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    I think I remember reading that TNG's The Devil's Due was also borrowed from an original or Phase II script that didn't get produced.
     
  13. King Bob!

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    From Phase II.
     
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    Would the TNG Episode 'A Matter of Perspective' and Voyager's 'Ex Post Facto' count?
     
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  16. Ríu ríu chíu

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    I don't think so, because that TNG ep was, at least in theory, an actual criminal investigation. The VOY ep was a conspiracy from the get-go.