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Alternate pilot for Original Star Trek heading out way

Posted by LiveFor on November 15, 2009

The DVD release of Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 3 includes a pilot episode only previously available as a bootleg.

The alternate version is in three parts with 1970s-style act breaks, an entirely different version of Captain James T. Kirk’s opening monologue (“But now a new task. A probe out into where no man has gone before”) and music that contrasts from the famous opening theme and an extended action sequence.

“When we first discovered the original film print existed, we jumped at the chance to give STAR TREK fans the opportunity to add this never aired pilot to their collections,” said Ken Ross, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment. “It will be a real treat for fans to see and hear how it all could have begun.”

From the (press) release: This version of “Where No Man Has Gone Before” was completed in 1965 and features archived footage that was not included in the pilot episode ultimately broadcasted. Never-before-aired, this newly recovered version is believed to be what was originally screened for NBC, and the basis for their decision to broadcast STAR TREK®. …

Source: Boing Boing

One Response to “Alternate pilot for Original Star Trek heading out way”

  1. JamesTSolo said

    How many nerds have creamed themselves over this.. my fav episode is the one with Jabba in it!

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