TH­ESE WEREN'T THE VOY­AGES

Five Treks we never saw

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Trek 50 William Shatner -

HOPESHIP

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.

HARRY MUDD

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.

SPOCK

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

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