THESE WEREN'T THE VOYAGES
Five Treks we never saw
Calling Captain kildare! Conceived by gene Roddenberry and writer Darlene Hartman during Star Trek’s second season, this spin-off would have followed a Starfleet hospital vessel, bringing a touch of ’60s medical drama to the final frontier.
the popularity of Roger C Carmel’s two appearances as cosmic wideboy Harry Mudd almost persuaded NBC to give him his own series – “a space pirate, intergalactic con man kind of thing,” recalled Carmel. Shelved due to lack of development time.
after cancelling Star Trek in 1969 Paramount asked Roddenberry for a Spock-centric spin-off set on Vulcan. Roddenberry said no, claiming Spock only worked surrounded by humans. but just imagine that Pon Farr ratings spike every seventh year…
PLANET OF THE TITANS
The Right Stuff’s Philip kaufman was all set to direct Star Trek’s first big-screen voyage, a Spock-focused tale of “sexuality and wonders” that hurled the crew through a black hole to Paleolithic times. bond movie visionary ken adam redesigned the enterprise.
STAR TREK: PHASE II
a second five year mission almost warped to television in 1978 with scripts written and sets built. Nimoy bailed, replaced by a young Vulcan lieutenant named Xon. Pilot script “In thy Image” was upgraded to The Motion Picture in the wake of Star Wars. Nick Setchfield