All stand for the Trekkie national anthem.

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  1. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    C'mon, you know the words. Starts about 1:15:

     
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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    Thank's Circles I'd forgotten those lyrics:whistling:
     
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    Seamus OReally Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Here's a fun fact: Gene Roddenberry wrote lyrics to that theme so he could claim half of Alexander Courage's royalties.

    It's a love song. No kidding.
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    True that:

    "The lyrics were never even meant to be heard on the show, but not because the network (NBC) nixed them. Roddenberry nixed them himself. Roddenberry wanted a piece of the composing profits, so he wrote the hokey lyrics solely to receive a "co-writer" credit.

    "I know he'll find in star-clustered reaches
    Love, strange love a star woman teaches."

    As one of the composers, Roddenberry received 50 percent of the royalties ... cutting Alexander Courage's share in half. Not surprisingly, Courage was furious about the deal. Though it was legal, he admitted, it was unethical because Roddenberry had contributed nothing to why the music was successful.

    Roddenberry was unapologetic. According to Snopes, he once declared, "I have to get some money somewhere. I'm sure not gonna get it out of the profits of Star Trek.""
     
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    And according to Courage's memoires, that's when he quit doing the music for the episodes, too.

    He said that if Gene had written decent singable by average pop star lyrics, they could have sold the song many times and made more money on it.

    https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/interviews/alexander-courage
     
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    I'm glad it stayed instrumental (basically), it works better for a show like that.
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    In gods' name, let him out of there before he suffocates!

    Is that an Agony Booth?
     
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    Seamus OReally Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Make money somewhere? The merchandising, the novelettes... I know it all came later, but c'mon, man, you can't tell me you weren't making money producing a network TV show.
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The show wasn't in distribution yet, there was no way to know how it would do. And first run, didn't do too well.

    Admittedly I have not been a fan of the show since Roddenberry's influence evaporated.
     
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    Which really was the case in 1969.
    It was a failed series... barely making 3 seasons... and the budget cuts were REALLY showing by the 3rd season, even when I binge-watch the entire Franchise, TOS-3 is one that I largely skip over.
    Shatner ended up living out of his camper before TJ Hooker pulled him out. Nimoy was hammering out public appearances going from airport to studio even while they were shooting.

    The success of Star Trek was driven by the next generation of Sci-Fi fans (such as myself) who made it a cult-classic.
    Had Star Wars and Close Encounters not brought Sci-Fi back in the late 70s, Star Trek would likely have remained a footnote like Anderson's Space 1999 and UFO.
     
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    I never cared for DS9.
    We really enjoyed Voyager, but the script continuity and a lot of the situations really require a suspension of belief.
    Unlike many, we really, really liked Enterprise and wish that series had continued.

    We enjoyed Picard, but it felt more like an extension of TNG.
    We also liked the Abrams movies.

    There are too many continuity issues for me to set aside canon and even think about enjoying Discovery.
     
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    Ha! I know what you mean. I signed up for CBS streaming (during the free offer). I'm doing similar, but yea - there are a few unwatchable eps, especially there near the end. Spocks' Brain, anyone?

    I have enjoyed a few I have not seen in decades, and some forgotten gems. I love the 'mirror' episodes in all the series. Spocks' beard, anyone?
     
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    That's one of the fun "so bad it's good" episodes.
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    True.

     
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    That is one confusing picture.
     
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    It had its "..................delightful aspects.":D
     
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    Lmao, ty
     
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