Star Trek Celebrates 50 Years
To commemorate 50 years of boldly going where no one has gone before, And There Came A Day presents a weekly countdown to September 8, 2016 – 50 years to the day of the premiere of Star Trek.
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Star Trek at 50 Years – Week Thirty-Two
After Star Trek became a hit in syndication in the early 1970s, following the success of a little, independent movie called Star Wars, Paramount executives were itching to bring Gene Roddenberry’s franchise back to the screen, big or small.
Casual Trek fans know that Star Trek: The Motion Picture spun out of development of a television series which would have been called Star Trek: Phase II, but how many of us (even me?!?) know about Star Trek: The Beginning, Star Trek: The Next Generation, – The Worf Chronicles or Star Trek: The New Animated Series? as some point, all of these projects (and nine more!) were on the drawing board. You can read about them in this terrific Goliath article by Wes Walcott.
Even I didn’t know about some of these…