Welcome to Trek1701, and if you didn't already guess by the title this blog is about the 'Star Trek' franchise. I am a life long fan and I wanted to share some of my thoughts, feelings and ideas for this beloved franchise, and thus this blog was created. If your a fan of Star Trek I hope you enjoy this blog.
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Blog #19: More Star Trek 'What If?' Scenarios, Part IV
- Guinan was first conceived to be 'the most beautiful woman in all creation', before Whoopi Goldberg had expressed interest in being on the show and the role was given to her. If she had not joined the show and it was the most beautiful woman what would that have been like and which star of the time could have played her? And how would this beautiful woman had interacted with the men of the crew?
And more importantly would Riker have been able to resist her, and she him? But seriously who in the late 80's could have played that character? Maybe Heather Locklear! Back then she was probably in my humble opinion the most beautiful woman who would be willing to commit to a TV series in a regular guest starring capacity. And there is no way Commander William T. Riker would have been able to resist her. Which means that Troi would be totally opened up for Worf to make his move and seal the deal.
A Candidate to play 'Guinan'?
- Wesley Crusher originally was supposed to be 'Leslie Crusher', a female? Would that have been better and which Tween star of the time would have played her?
Again who back in the late 80's could have played Leslie Crusher? I can't help but think that perhaps one of the pre-'Beverly Hills 90210' stars could have filled that role. Shannon Doherty or perhaps better yet Jenni Garth. If it had been Shannon Doherty she was known for her on-set antics which lead to her being written off of 90210, she no doubt would have been written off and 'Leslie' may have even had to be killed off to keep fans demanding Doherty's return. It would have been interesting indeed. But I am glad we had Wesley Crusher, because despite many fans dis-liking that character I always liked him. I no doubt will be devoting an entire blog post to discussing Wil Wheaton and Wesley in the not too distant future.
- What if Star Trek: TOS had been renewed for a 4th season?? What episodes would you have like seen done? What characters would you like to see return?
I would like to have seen 'Gary Seven' return since his spin-off series was never picked up.
I would like to see 'Harry Mudd' make a return, maybe for some payback against Kirk for leaving him with all those androids of his wife. Whatever happened to those androids anyway? Would have been cool to see some of them show up on TNG and meet Data.
I always wanted to see 'Kor' make a return.
I always loved the Romulan episodes and would have liked to see them again in battle.
Doctor McCoy's unmentioned family could have made an appearance.
Jan 26, 2014 Trek1701 Ep 3: Interview with Rick Sternbach, Part II
In this second interview episode of the 'Trek1701' podcast Chris asks 'Star Trek' illustrator Rick Sternbach the most important question: Where are the toilets on the Enterprise? Aside from that they also discuss starships design, the 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Technical Manual. We also discuss what we would want to see in a new Trek TV series.
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Hello friend and welcome back to the Trek1701 blog. for the next 5 blog entries I will be discussing my favourite Trek scenes, arranged in a Top 10 format. Each entry will feature 2 scenes, counting down to my favourite Trek moment. I have included scenes from the movies and the television series. Here we go:
#2- TNG: Guinan convincing Picard/Restoring history/Defending the Enterprise C
'Yesterdays Enterprise' is perhaps the best TNG episode they made in my opinion. Everything about this episode is great: time-line changed, Tasha is back: Troi and Worf are gone, the Enterprise and her crew are at war with the Klingon Empire, and only Guinanseems to know that things have changed, even though she is not sure herself. Whoopi Goldberg gave perhaps her best performance as Guinan in this episode, both her and Patrick Stewart were great together in this episode. Going on his faith in his friend Guinan, Picard decides to believe her and insist that the Enterprise-C go back in time t…
Despite 'Babylon 5' not being in the Trek Universe, and in a way competition to Deep Space Nine, B5 has a special place in my heart. It was truly a great space sci-fi series that was way ahead of its time. It was a series that was definitely better than Star Trek: Voyager or Enterprise. Anyway for this weeks entry into the blog we have a sad one: On September 28, 2012, J. Michael Straczynski posted that O'Hare suffered a heart attack on September 23 and had remained in a coma until the 28th, when he died. I was very sad to hear this. I was and still am a huge fan of the 'Babylon 5' series and I really enjoyed Michael O'Hare as Commander Sinclair. I remember when season 2 started being devastated that O'Hare would not be returning. I had no Internet back then and had no way of knowing Bruce Boxleitner would be replacing him on the series. He did make a brief return appearance in Season 2 but made a big splash in the 3rd season 2 part episode 'War Without E…